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January 05, 2013

Best Ever Cookie Connection Newsletter
Issue 014
January 4, 2013


Happy New Year from Best Ever Cookie Collection!

Holiday Cookie Contest

We're fast approaching the end of our inaugural Holiday Cookie Contest. But great news, you still have time to submit your favorite recipe!

Contest recipe submissions accepted through Sunday, January 6, 2013. So if you want to enter for the chance to win a brand new KitchenAid Mixer, now's the time.

Check out these great cookie recipes we've already received:

Grandma's Hungarian Keflee Cookies

Horse Turds

Brownie Cookie Rings

Raspberry Pecan Sandies

Granola Gingerman Boys

Holiday Cookie Contest 2012

Poppy Seed Thumbprint Cookie Recipe

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons whole blue poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon water, if needed
  • 2/3 cup favorite jam, or jelly

  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla until well blended.
  3. Stir in the flour and poppy seeds, mixing just until the dough holds together.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon water to dough if dough doesn't stick together.
  5. Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into a ball (for each cookie) and place at least 1-inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake for 2 minutes until cookies start to get shiny. Remove from oven and press the top center of each cookie with your thumb or the back of a spoon to make an indent.
  7. Place back in the oven for another 12 to 15 minutes, until golden.

  8. Remove from sheets to wire racks and cool cookies completely.
  9. Fill each cookie with 1 teaspoon jam/jelly.
  10. Drizzle cookies with melted chocolate if desired.

This recipe makes about 34 Poppy Seed Thumbprints.

Mark Your Cookie Calendar

January 6 - Shortbread Day

January 16 - Granola Bar Day

January 22 - Blonde Brownie Day

Easy Bar Cookies eCookbook

If you prefer to bake your cookie bars starting off with cake or cookie mix, check out:

Easy Cake Mix Bar Cookies

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