A great poppy seed version of the thumbprint cookie. These are so good that they are almost addictive.

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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C ).

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  • Cream together butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Mix in flour, salt, and poppy seeds until well blended. Drop dough from a teaspoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Make an indention in the middle of each cookie with your finger. If the dough is too sticky, dip your finger in water first. Fill each hole with about 1/2 teaspoon of cherry preserves.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until edges begin to brown.

Nutrition Facts

121 calories; 6.6 g total fat; 22 mg cholesterol; 86 mg sodium. 14.5 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2002
For Christmas this year we made 20 different kinds of cookies in our gift baskets. This was not only MY favorite recipie but it was also rated No.1 by several of the recipients. Wonderful is too mild a word!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/02/2005
I was very disappointed by these cookies as I found the the dough very bland. I like the idea of using cherry preserves as a cookie filling but the flavor of the actual cookie was just too dull. I won't make these again. Read More
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71 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2002
For Christmas this year we made 20 different kinds of cookies in our gift baskets. This was not only MY favorite recipie but it was also rated No.1 by several of the recipients. Wonderful is too mild a word!!!! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2002
For Christmas this year we made 20 different kinds of cookies in our gift baskets. This was not only MY favorite recipie but it was also rated No.1 by several of the recipients. Wonderful is too mild a word!!!! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2002
Variation: Make walnut size balls flatten them under a drinking glass. Bake until light golden. When cold glue two bisquites together with lemon curd or raspberry jam. Dust with confektioner s sugar. Keep in a airtight tin. Will be slightly soft in the middle after some hours. Good to have in the freezer. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2008
I have been making these cookies for a number of years and have tried many variations. One of my favourites is to add a little lemon juice (instead of vanilla) and some grated lemon rind. The combination of lemon/poppy seed with just a dollop of cherry preserves is very tasty! I also chill the dough to make it easier to work and I have learned the hard way to make a deep thumb print. These are very addictive and never last very long! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2002
i made these for a christmas cookie exchange and everybody liked them. they are alittle different than alot of thumbprint cookies and look nice on a christmas plate. very festive. will make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2011
These are different but good. My best advice is do not overfill with jam and do not overcook. I took them out when they were barely done and they stayed soft and not too crumbly. Dipping my finger (index) in water and making the indentions was the easiest way for me. I used raspberry seedless jam. The poppy seeds add dimension. I would make these again for a party because they do look nice and taste decent too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2003
Delicious--wonderful texture and they taste divine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2003
Nice tasty cookie. Next time I will make them a bit smaller I was surprized to see how big they got but Yum! I will be making another batch tomorrow. I love the poppy seeds and they look very nice along side the other Christmas cookies on a tray. Thanks for sharing Nancy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
This was such a good quick and easy and tasty recipe to prepare. I used just raspberry jam in them but they are by far the best thumbprint cookies I have ever had! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2010
Very tasty and fun to make. Made exactly as directed except for jam flavour. The poppyseeds add good texture especially when nuts are not an option (allergies). Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/02/2005
I was very disappointed by these cookies as I found the the dough very bland. I like the idea of using cherry preserves as a cookie filling but the flavor of the actual cookie was just too dull. I won't make these again. Read More
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