Poppy seed biscuits

    25 min

    Anyone who likes poppy seeds will wnjoy these biscuits! Sprinkle some sugar on them while they are warm or make a runny white icing and sprinkle some additional poppy seeds on top.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 225g butter
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 2 egg yolks
    • 250g plain flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3 tablespoons poppy seeds
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 5 tablespoons demerara sugar for decoration

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Beat butter, sugar and egg yolks together in a bowl or in a stand mixer. Add flour, salt, poppy seeds and vanilla extract. Mix well. Chill dough for one hour.
    2. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas mark 5. Grease 2 or 3 baking trays.
    3. Take a spoonful of dough at a time, roll in the palm of your hand to shape into small balls; place on baking tray with a little room between each one. Dip the bottom of a glass into the sugar and use this to press the biscuits into a flatter shape. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. When making the second batch I used flour under the juice glass instead of sugar, as the others were a bit sweet. I will also use less suger the next time I make these, as they were a little too sweet for me. Will maybe try some with almonds.  -  02 Apr 2009


    These biscuits, were so nice but a little sweet. I ended up with more than the 24 yield stated, which I think is a plus. Will definately make these again.  -  02 Apr 2009


    I was looking for a cookie recipe to use up some extra egg yolks I had in the refrigerator. I doubled the recipe and used half butter/half margarine. Also, I only used half the amount of poppy seeds, and that seemed to be plenty. This was a light, delicious little cookie. However, I did find it to be a bit too crumbly. Upon my first bite, the whole thing practically shattered! Did I flatten it too thinly?  -  18 Jun 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)