- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup seedless raspberry preserves
- Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, beat butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Beat in egg, oil, lemon peel and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, poppy seeds and salt; gradually beat into butter mixture.
- Shape dough into 1-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press a deep indentation in center of each with the end of a wooden spoon handle. Fill with preserves.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Freeze option: Freeze cookies, layered between waxed paper, in freezer containers. To use, thaw before serving. Yield: 5 dozen.
Reviews forPoppy Seed Thumbprints
"Needs more flavor and I also added 1/4 tsp lemon oil."
"The lemon peel here with the poppy seeds topped with the raspberry jam makes these a winner."
"I made these for my mom's annual cookie exchange, and they were a hit!"
"I have been making poppy seed cookies for54 years, this recipe is so delicious and easyto make. I didn't have canola oil so I used Mazola oil. I used my homemade pineapple-plum jam. I also used a smallicecream scoop and I was finished makingthem in no time. I even filled 4 cookies with Nutella also very good. Had to hidesome for myself before the grandkids andbig kids got at them. This will be on my listto make again."
"I used all butter and homemade raspberry jam. They look lovely and taste great!"
"Delicious! I used homemade strawberry rhubarb jam mixed with a little of homemade plum jelly and added 1/8 tsp of almond extract in place of the lemon peel because I didn't have any. They turned out great and I believe my boyfriend will love them too!"
"Mary-Rose I'm sorry you're disappointed. I can assure you that all published recipes are tested multiple times before they ever hit the pages of our magazines. In addition to that, if we notice a recipe getting multiple bad reviews here on the website we send it back to the Test Kitchen for another run through."
"I'm really surprised with the reviews. I made these today and was not happy at all. The 1/2 teaspoon salt was too much. You could taste it in the cookies. The cookies needed more like 15-20 minutes to bake. I took them out at 12 and they were raw. The jam spilled all over the cookie sheet and they were hard to remove. The flour was too much, and they came out hard. I am a seasoned baker; everything I bake comes out very well. But these cookies were a disappointment. In fact anything that I make from Taste of Home recipes don't turn out that well with me. Are these tested, and if they are, do you know what you are doing in your Taste of Home kitchen? I'm very disappointed with your recipes."