1/2 c. Sugar
1/2 c. Butter, unsalted, room temperature
1 Egg, room temperature
1 tbsp Orange zest (from 1 large orange)
1 1/4 c. Flour
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1 tbsp Poppy seeds
Pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Beat the butter until creamy. Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
Add the egg and the orange zest. Beat until combined.
In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt.
Slowly add into the butter mixture and mix with a wooden spoon until just combined.
Fold in the poppy seeds.
Place little mounds of cookie batter on a Silpat (or parchment paper or greased cookie sheet). Flatten slightly slightly with a fork.
Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the edges turn a little brown. Be careful not to over cook and burn the bottoms.
Allow the cookies to cool for 2-3 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.
When I saw the pictures on Elise's Simply Recipes, I knew I just had to try these cookies. It's easy to do and her cookies just looked SO GOOD!! The only thing I changed in the recipe was that I reduced the sugar from 2/3 cup to 1/2 cup and I found that level of sweetness was perfect for our tastebuds. The only problem with my cookies was that they didn't spread in the oven. My cookies with high and lumpy while Elise's were the beautiful shape of flat round disk. I guess as long as the end results taste good, it doesn't matter what the cookies look like. :)
When I first told my hubby about these cookies, he wasn't sure he'd like them because he's not a big fan of poppy seeds and he's never eaten them in anything but muffins and breads. But as soon as the cookies came out of the oven, I couldn't keep him away from them. In fact, I had to hide the cookies at the back of our cupboard so he doesn't eat them all at once!! These cookies are no doubt yummy-licious but they are still made with a 100% butter, so they are meant to be enjoyed slowly, not inhaled in a blink of an eye.