Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Poppy Seed Shortbread

I baked some poppy seed shortbread today.  The recipe is the same as pecan ball recipe, only substituting poppy seeds for chopped pecans.

2 cups flour
1 cup butter - softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup poppy seeds

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a bowl of a stand mixer, using a flat paddle attachment, beat butter for 30 seconds.
  3. Add sugar, salt and vanilla.  Beat until combined.
  4. Add flour and beat until well mixed.  
  5. Stir in poppy seeds.  
  6. Shape the dough into about 3/4" balls.
  7. Place the balls 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until bottoms begin to brown.
  9. Transfer to wire rack.  Let cool.
Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies.


  1. Hi Evelyn! I've never seen shortbread with poppy seeds before. I'm more of a shortbread person than typical American cookies, so this is really tempting~~~! You have so many delicious recipes here. It'll take a long time for me to explore. ;-)