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Poppy Seed Thumbprints

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Friends and family will love these poppy seed cookies.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
35 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
1 hr 20 min
Recipe Servings


1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs (yolks only)

1 tablespoon orange liqueur or orange juice

2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons poppy seed

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup red currant jelly*, melted

*Substitute your favorite jelly or preserves.


Heat oven to 350°F.

Combine butter and sugar in large bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add egg yolks, orange liqueur and orange zest; continue beating, scraping bowl occasionally, until well mixed. Add flour, poppy seed and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Make indentation in center of each cookie with thumb or back of spoon. Bake 9-11 minutes or until bottom edges are lightly browned. (If indentation puffs up during baking, press it down again.) Remove to cooling rack; cool completely.

Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon jelly into center of each cookie.

Recipe Tips 

For extra sparkle, roll balls of dough in sugar before making indentation in center. 

To melt jelly, place in small bowl. Microwave 30-45 seconds or until jelly is melted. Stir well.


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