Orange-Poppy Seed Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

I adopted this recipe from the RecipeZaar account. I have not had a chance to make this myself.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. Beat butter with orange zest until it whitens and holds soft peaks.
  3. Beat in sugar until well blended.
  4. Whisk together yolks and vanilla.
  5. Add to butter mixture and mix scraping down sides as necessary.
  6. Add flour and poppy seeds mixing only to combine Divide dough into 4 pieces and Roll into 4 logs, each about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
  7. Dough should be frozen for 30 minutes so that it can be easily cut or you can freeze, wrapped well for later use.
  8. Slice 3/8 inch rounds.
  9. Bake on a parchment lined sheet pan until firm and lightly and evenly browned- about 12-15 minutes.
  10. The cookies must be cooked through to be tender.


Most Helpful

I make orange and poppy seed cake all the time, never thought about the cookie variation. These are superb. I hate rolling out dought and the freezing and slicing technique is a life saver for me. I may just make all my cookies this way in the future. A great Middle-Eastern style cookie, we enjoyed these with thick Turkish coffee.

Mirj December 14, 2003

Light and crispy, nice and orangey. I increased the sugar to 3/4 cup and added a pinch of salt. Personal preference.

rosslare August 04, 2011

Oh, these were a wonderful treat! I love poppy seeds. A very nice variety to add to my Christmas plates!!

eBeth January 13, 2005

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