Treat yourself to one of my family’s favorite holiday recipes, Poppy Seed Kiss Cookies!
Do you enjoy baking during the holidays?
I usually set aside a day or two to make all of my favorite cookies, plus a few new recipes that look too good to resist.
It’s a tradition that my mom started with my sister and I years ago. Now that I live so far away from where I grew up, baking my family favorites is a great way to carry on the fun.
I have a few cookie recipes that I always make (my family’s Pecan Fingers, Mini Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes, and Honey Cookies are all faves), and I always bake is my mom’s Poppy Seed Kiss Cookies, too.
You are going to adore this unique and delicious poppy seed thumbprint cookie!
And good news … I’m joining some of my favorite food bloggers for The Sweetest Cookie Exchange to bring you tons of tempting cookies recipes!
Find a link for all those recipes at the end of the post.
How to Make Poppy Seed Kiss Cookies
I absolutely love these Poppy Seed Kiss Cookies! The yummy flavor brings me straight back to my childhood, and I can never resist grabbing one (or three) when I walk by a platter.
This is definitely a cookie you could eat year round, but I think of these poppy seed cookies as a holiday cookie. I guess old habits die hard!
Unlike many Christmas cookies, these Poppy Seed Kiss Cookies are a snap to make. After preparing the easy dough, you’ll roll it into balls, add a thumbprint, then bake the cookies until they’re golden on the bottom.
Once the cookies come out of the oven, simply add the chocolate kisses while the cookies are still hot.
I can hardly wait for these Poppy Seed Kiss Cookies to cool down before taking a bite.
They are wonderfully tender, and the poppy seeds give the cookies a unique, delicious flavor. Of course, the chocolate doesn’t hurt either!
Add these Poppy Seed Kiss Cookies to your holiday rotation this year … they just might become a tradition for your family, too!
Treat yourself to these unique and delicious Poppy Seed Kiss Cookies!
- nonstick cooking spray
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 cups flour
- 3 tbsp poppy seeds
- 36 chocolate kisses
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
Cream together butter, sugar, and salt until fluffy.
Add vanilla and egg yolks (one at a time); blend thoroughly.
Mix in flour, then add poppy seeds.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on cookie sheet.
Use your thumb to make an indentation in the top of each cookie.
Bake cookies until lightly browned on bottom, about 10 to 12 minutes.
Remove cookies from oven and immediately top each with a chocolate kiss.
Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.
Serve immediately or store in an airtight container. Enjoy!
Don’t you just want to take a bite of these chocolate poppy seed cookies?
If you are looking for me, you’ll find me in the kitchen nibbling these Poppy Seed Kiss Cookies!
Now that I’ve tempted your taste buds with my Poppy Seed Kiss Cookies, it’s time to check out the delicious cookies my fellow bloggers are sharing for the The Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange!
The Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange is a yearly celebration of sugar, butter and cookies. It’s based on an old-fashioned cookie exchange, except it’s virtual. Each blogger is bringing one or more cookies to the party, and we’re offering all kinds of sweets for the holiday season! We’ll be posting on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #sweetestseasoncookies, so please follow along, and we hope to offer all kinds of holiday baking inspiration for the year’s sweetest season!
You can check out all of the mouthwatering cookies in The Sweetest Cookie Exchange here!
What is your favorite Christmas cookie recipe?