Edible Rune Divination: Black Sesame Shortbread Rune Cookies

Great idea and it taste good too

benebell wen

Rune Cookies 01

These black sesame shortbread rune cookies look like beautiful stone runes but are also absolutely delicious to eat. I am so excited to be sharing this recipe, which comes from a book I’ve been loving, Kyotofu: Uniquely Delicious Japanese Desserts by Nicole Bermensolo and Elizabeth Gunnison Dunn. It’s published by Running Press.

The recipe in Kyotofu is just for straightforward black sesame shortbread cookies, a fantastic recipe, and then I took it a step further and turned these cookies into runes. Now, I don’t know much about runes or rune divination, so bear with me here and I welcome any corrections in the comments section.

Rune Cookies 02 Recipe Source

You’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 2.5 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of toasted black sesame seeds
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted softened butter
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk (I used soy milk…

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