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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.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. 

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

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

Tip #1

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

Tip #2

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

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