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Poppy Seed Cookies I Recipe

Poppy Seed Cookies I

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"Light, fluffy and very delicate."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. Cream butter, sugar, and egg yolks. Add flour, salt, poppy seeds and vanilla. Mix well. Chill dough for one hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  3. Form dough into teaspoon sized balls. Place on cookie sheet and dip the bottom of a juice glass into sugar and press balls flat. Bake 8 to 10 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 20, 2003

I was looking for a cookie recipe to use up some extra egg yolks I had in the refrigerator. I doubled the recipe and used half butter/half margarine. Also, I only used half the amount of poppy seeds, and that seemed to be plenty. This was a light, delicious little cookie. However, I did find it to be a bit too crumbly. Upon my first bite, the whole thing practically shattered! Did I flatten it too thinly?

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 18, 2009

It would be a good cookie I think with Tea. But I don't like tea...was trying to use up some Poppy seeds and this sounded interesting. They were OK, nothing to write home about.


14 Ratings

Jun 22, 2009

Tasted great! I didn't put any frosting/icing on them, and they were totally yummy! I agree they were crumbly, but I don't mind my cookies light, fluffy, and falling apart in your mouth... I do wonder though, if you used the entire egg (instead of just the yolks), would that make them more firm? I'll have to try that next time.

Dec 01, 2008


Mar 21, 2007

Tastes great, but the texture is too crumbly for me. I bit into a cookie and it shattered in my mouth! Nevertheless, tastes great.

Dec 19, 2005

These are now my all-time favorite Christmas cookie! They are tender and light and hold their shape perfectly. They are also very versatile. I used this same batter for thumbprints.

Apr 12, 2004

I just made these cookies and they were fine but a little plain - a basic sugar cookie with some poppy seeds for added texture. They did come out nice and crisp. I probably won't make them again - they were not bad in any way but somehow not quite flavorful enough.

Aug 29, 2002

I liked these a lot. The poppyseed taste is subtle yet makes them a little different and more "elegant" than ordinary butter cookies.


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  • Calories
  • 143 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.2 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 8.6 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 80 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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