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Poppy Seed Cookies III

"Add these speckled treats to your holiday cookie trays. Easy to make ahead and freeze."
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servings 211 cals
Original recipe yields 18 servings (3 dozen)

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  1. In a medium bowl, cream the shortening and sugar together until fluffy. Stir in the egg, poppy seeds, yogurt and orange zest. Sift the flour and baking powder together; mix into the creamed mixture. Divide dough into 3 portions, wrap in plastic, and chill overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Cut dough logs into 1/4-inch slices. Place circles onto an unprepared cookie sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 211 calories; 12.7 g fat; 22.2 g carbohydrates; 2.5 g protein; 11 mg cholesterol; 19 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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There's a faint taste of orange to go with the poppy seeds. I used butter instead of shortening. These are good cookies!

There is an error in the recipe...step 3 and 4 are almost identical (so omit Step 4). It needed 10 mins to bake. Also, this makes 54 cookies, not 18! (There are three cylinders of cookie dough...

I've made these cookies for a coupla yrs now and I love them! I think my recipe came from 'Taste of Home" magazine and it doesn't have the yogurt. To make them more festive, roll the logs in col...