Thumbprint poppy seed cookies

Yield: 42 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Butter; room temp
=AB c sugar
2 Egg yolks
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 cups Flour 3 tb poppy seeds
⅛ teaspoon Salt
Strawberry Jelly; Opt.

using electric mixer, cream butter with sugar in large bowl. Add yolks and vanilla an beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add flour, poppy seed and salt and blend well. Cover and chill overnight.

Preheat oven to 375. Form dough into 1-inch balls. Arrange on ungreased baking sheets, spacing about 2 inches apart. Let soften several minutes at room temp. Make indentation in center of each using thumb. Bake cookies until lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to racks. While still warm, press center again with thumb. OPT:>Just before serving, fill centers with jelly.

Cooking With Bon Appetite, Cookies 1987 Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V4 #208 by PMCiesla@... on Aug 9, 1997

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