Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
I was looking for poppy seed recipes as part of my personal pantry challenge and found this one on the Cooking Light website. Looked yummy enough to share.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄3 cup margarine, softened (stick)
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons almond extract
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white
- 2 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- vegetable oil cooking spray
- Cream sugar and margarine at medium speed of a mixer until fluffy (about 3 minutes).
- Add corn syrup, extract, egg, and egg white; beat well.
- Combine flour, poppy seeds, and baking soda; stir.
- Add to creamed mixture, beating well.
- Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
- Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned; let cool on pans 1 minute.
- Remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire racks.
Yummy, yummy, yummy!! I did run into a problem with the dough being a little dry, and not wanting to come together. I added 1/3 cup milk, and an additional 1 teaspoon of almond extract. I also used butter in place of the oleo. Turned out nice and crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside. For 'decoration', I also added a couple slivered almonds on top. Nice treat! Thanks for posting! :)
These are really tasty little morsels! I, too, was looking for a recipe to use up poppy seeds, but I didn't want something citrus flavored. These were just the ticket! I used 3/4 c sugar and 1/2 spelt flour, and really I don't think it made a big difference in flavor or texture. My one comment is that, for me, rolling the dough into balls and flattening before baking made for a much prettier batch than those I just dropped. So if you want to use these on a cookie tray or give them away you might consider taking the time to form the dough a bit. Thanks for posting!!
Just made these tonight for the first time, and will probably not be the last. Only changes I made were to use about 1 1/2 C all purpose flour and 3/4 C whole wheat, butter instead of margarine, and only about 5 t poppy seeds instead of the full 6, simply because those babies are not cheap! But I felt that was plenty after getting them mixed in anyway. These did turn out a little denser than I would like, so I might try to figure out how to lighten them up a bit. Even after munching on the dough (as I tend to do), I still ended up with 35 cookies. Thanks!