In a medium-sized saucepan, toasted the sesame seeds until an aroma is released and some of the seeds are toasted. Be careful not to burn!
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a big baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a separate, large-sized saucepan, add the powdered sugar, butter, honey, and water. Melt everything down, stirring, and bring the mixture to a boil. Allow to boil for 1 minute.
Remove the pan off the stove and add in the salt, vanilla, flour, and sesame seeds. Use a wooden spoon to mix well.
Allow mixture to cool to room temperature or cool enough to handle with your hands.
At this point, you can simply pour the whole mixture onto your baking sheet and spread out with a spatula. I initially didn’t do this. I used a big cookie scoop (knowing my cookies will spread.) These cookies WILL spread so if you want individual cookies, SPREAD YOUR COOKIES OUT!
Bake the cookies for 7-10 minutes, rotating your cookie sheet once. Bake until the cookies are flat and golden brown at the bottom.
Make sure your cookie sheet cools down completely before handling. The cookies will harden and will be fairly easy to cut into once cooled. Drizzle more honey if desired. Enjoy!
Recipe and photos by BakedbyLaila