Total Time
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream sugar and margarine at medium speed of a mixer until fluffy (about 3 minutes).
  2. Add corn syrup, extract, egg, and egg white; beat well.
  3. Combine flour, poppy seeds, and baking soda; stir.
  4. Add to creamed mixture, beating well.
  5. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
  6. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned; let cool on pans 1 minute.
  7. Remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire racks.
Most Helpful

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! :)

tlea73 January 30, 2011

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!!

smellyvegetarian December 18, 2009

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!

qotw13 May 28, 2009