Absinthe Cookies Recipe

Absinthe Cookies Recipe

These olive oil cookies are flavored with absinthe and topped with sesame seeds.

  • Yield:2 dozen cookies
  • Active time: 20 minutes
  • Total time:40 minutes


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup absinthe
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds


  1. 1.

    Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. 2.

    In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cloves, and salt.

  3. 3.

    In a large bowl, beat together sugar and olive oil until combined. Add absinthe and beat until combined. Add flour mixture and beat until a dough forms. Dough may be slightly crumbly, but you should be able to press it together easily in your hands.

  4. 4.

    Roll dough into 24 walnut-sized balls. Place sesame seeds in a shallow bowl. Dip the top of each ball in sesame seeds. Place cookies on prepared baking sheet.

  5. 5.

    Bake cookies until dry and slightly golden, about 20 minutes.