I brown the butter for these cookies to add flavor and remove the water. Adding golden syrup or corn syrup helps to keep them moist and chewy. Golden syrup adds a delicious butterscotch element.
firmly packed light brown sugar
These sesame bars are a best seller at Sofra Bakery & Café in Cambridge, Mass. Lots of brown sugar combined with a thick, raw honey produce the caramel that holds the nuts and sesame seeds together over a thick shortbread crust. We know exactly what you’re thinking: Homemade Christmas or Hanukkah gift!