Poppy Seed Thumbprints

Poppy Seed Thumbprints

These cookies, with bright red centers, are bound to shine on your cookie tray.

35 min. prep time
48 cookies
000 Ratings


1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
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*


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.

*Substitute your favorite jelly or preserves.

Recipe Tip

- 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.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 90

Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 55mg

Carbohydrates: 12g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #15044©2012Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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