- 4 large eggs
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 chopped almonds
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
- 1/2 cup chopped pitted dates
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a cookie sheet.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat 3 of the eggs with the sugar. Add the oil, flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon, then fold in the chopped nuts and fruit. Turn the dough out onto a floured board. Divide the dough into 2 pieces and form each piece into a roll about 14 inches long and 1 1/2 to 2 inches wide.
Place the rolls on the cookie sheet, leaving 1-inch between them. Beat the remaining egg and brush it over the dough. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 20 minutes on the middle rack.
Let the rolls cool for 5 minutes. Using a serrated knife, slice each roll into 3/4-inch pieces. Place the slices, cut side up, on the cookie sheet and return them to the oven for 15 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown.
Recipe courtesy of Joan Nathan