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Poppy Seed Tea Cakes

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"I wanted something a little different from the standard Russian tea cakes recipe, and I came up with this. These are easy to make yet elegant. I prefer them with unsalted butter, but some people like the salted butter better."

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Original recipe makes 36 cookies Change Servings
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  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 35 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Cream together the butter and 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar until smooth in a bowl. Stir in the poppy seeds and vanilla extract. Stir in the flour until just combined. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls, and place 1 inch apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from baking sheet to cool slightly, then roll warm cookies in the remaining 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar until coated. Cool completely on wire racks, then roll in sugar once more.
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Aug 06, 2012

I cut the recipe in half and I got exactly 18 cookies. It was spot on. I didn't have unsalted butter so I used salted and it was great anyways. I will make these again and try with unsalted to see which way I prefer them. These are buttery, crumbly, not too sweet, easy to make, beautiful to look at... a winner!

 
Apr 20, 2014

I had planned on making poppy seed bread, but found this recipe instead and it looked super easy and tasty!. It has a lovely delicate flavor, but bland and dry be comparison to what I was expecting. Not sure if I was using salted, or unsalted butter, that may have made a difference. Additionally I added 1 tsp of almond extract, but still felt bland. I think I over cooked them as well, as cooking time always takes longer on stoneware. Enjoyed this recipe a lot, and will be making again!

 

7 Ratings

Jul 28, 2013

These turned out really well and were easy to make. The poppy seeds add a lovely crunch. I rolled some of mine in poppy seeds rather than the sugar just to try it out and they were also nice, not as sweet. Quite a dense tea cake perfect with a cup of tea. Husband loves them, will make again. Thanks for the recipe.

 
Dec 08, 2012

I must have made my first batch of cookies too big; they took about 14 minutes to cook, and I ended up with only 2 dozen cookies. That's OK; they were delicious, and friends asked for the recipe.

 
Nov 13, 2012

Very simple to make. All the ingredients were in my kitchen for a change. This was a hit at my house and an added cookie to my christmas cookie trays.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 179 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%

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

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