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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Hungarian Poppy Seed Pinwheel Cookies - revisited

I am bringing back some of my favorite cookies for the cookie baking season! I have revisited this lovely poppy seed spiral cookie for my December post on Our Krazy Kitchen
Poppy Seed Pinwheel Cookies. Here is the recipe...

Ingredients:-1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened or 1 stick
-1/4 cup granulated sugar
-1 tsp grated lemon peel
-1 large egg
-1 Tbsp sour cream
-1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
-1 tsp baking soda
-1/4 tsp salt
-1/4 tsp ground cloves
-1 tsp vanilla (I used my homemade vanilla extract)
-*Poppy seed filling ¾ cup ( I bought mine made at the German Store and used the whole tub)

*You can use canned or make your own, I bought mine at Geier's Sausage Kitchen a German meat market and food store. If you make your own, here are a couple of recipes:
•1/2 cup milk
•1 Tablespoon honey
•1 cup ground poppy seeds
•2 Tablespoons sugar
•1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup poppy seed
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup chopped dates
1/3 cup chopped nuts
Dash of cinnamon

Make the Dough:With an electric mixer, beat together the butter, sugar, egg, and sour cream in a large bowl. Stir in the flour, salt, cloves (I added a little mace to mine too) and lemon zest to make a soft dough. (The dough may be made ahead and refrigerated covered, for up to two days.) I wanted to say I had to make mine by hand because my electric mixer burned up making my molasses gingerbread cookies. It can be done!

Now go on over to Our Krazy Kitchen to see how to make them. Yum, Yum!

While they are on the rack cooling make sure you have some end pieces so you can get a taste and not have to wait, and save the pretty ones for guests!



  1. Sounds delicious, I am collecting cookies recipes too for the coming Chinese New Year,going to add this into my collection:D THanks for sharing Lyndsey...looking forward to see more recipes from you:)

  2. My husband loves poppy, those cookies would be perfect for him.

  3. *smile* Those end pieces are really good, aren't they, Lyndsey? And they're all for the chef!
    Love the idea of poppy seed cookies and the lemon peel in them would be the perfect final touch.

  4. I have always wanted to make pinwheel cookies but never got round to it. These with poppy seeds and dates sound really good. They are pretty too with the filling contrasting nicely with the dough. Will make them one of these days.

  5. Love poppyseeds - every bit in the teeth is worth it. Wonderful!

  6. These look really good. I love just about anything poppy seed. They are so tiny, but make everything instantly fun.

  7. Lyndsey I love poppy seeds and these look amazing:))

  8. Never know we can also add poppy seeds in cookie as I only know to add into cake, hehehe.. Your cookie sound yummy!

  9. I love anything made with poppy seeds. These sound wonderful! I'm so sorry about your mixer :(

  10. I too need to plan some cookies recipes for the coming celebrations. I'll try this if I have enough poppy seeds. Probably, black sesame paste will do too huh. hehe....
    Will write later. Chao!
    Best regards,

  11. Pinwheel cookies are always so festive, and these are so fun! I adore poppy seeds and do not think I have enjoyed them this way...wonderful :)

  12. I love pinwheel cookies and have not made them in ages; you are giving me the urge; they are beautiful!

  13. I love poppy danishes and these look
    Really good.

    I wanted to wish you a very merry Christmas and a wonderful start to the new year. Thank you so much for your kind words in comments, on twitter and in emails. I appreciate your friendship so much.


  14. wow, you've done so well in rolling the dough, no gaps !!

  15. What a wonderful appetizer idea,Lindsey!


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