I wanted to make some cookies to send to my friend Carrie in MN the other week since she's preparing for a move into their new house, I figured she and her Adam could use a sweet pick me up treat among all the boxes.
I found this recipe on Simply Recipes a few weeks back and finally made them and whoa, they did not disappoint.
Citrus-y, crunchy, light, buttery goodness. You must make these - and they'd be great with lemon and lime as well.
Orange Poppy Seed Cookies
2/3 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of butter, room temperature
1 egg, room temperature
1 tablespoon of orange zest
1 1/4 cup of flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 tablespoon of poppy seeds
1 Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
2 Add the egg and the orange zest, beat for thirty seconds, scraping down the bowl part way through to ensure even mixing.
3 In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly sift it into the butter mixture until just combined. Fold in the poppy seeds.
4 Place heaping teaspoonfuls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or Silpat, allowing them space as they will spread as they bake.
5 Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes or until just turning golden around the edges. Remove from oven. Let sit on the baking sheet for a minute or two to let the cookies solidify a bit, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Makes 3 1/2 dozen cookies