February 24, 2011

Orange Scented Poppy Seed Cookies

Icebox Cookies also known as Refrigerator Cookies are among the long gone creations of the 1950's worth keeping around.  There is not much to making the dough as most recipes have no method.   They are rolled into logs, refrigerated or frozen, and sliced before going in the oven.  There are infinite variations that can be made, and they can be stored for months for your own personal supply of slice and bake treats.

These cookies made with orange zest and poppy seeds are among my favorites.

Orange Scented Poppy Seed Cookies

Please consider using organic ingredients.

 1 pound unsalted butter or butter flavored sticks
 5-6 oranges, zest only
 1 cup sugar
 1/3 cup milk or plant based milk of your choice
 1 teaspoon vanilla
 3 3/4 cup all purpose flour
 1/2 cup poppy seeds

Cream the butter and the orange zest until white and fluffy.  Use your mixer. 

Add the sugar and scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Add the vanilla and the yolks and scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Mix in the flour and the seeds.

Roll the dough into logs 1-3 inches in diameter.  Chill or freeze.

Slice the cookies into 1/4 in slices.

Lay on a parchment lined baking sheet about 1.5 in apart.  If you don't have parchment, put the slices on an un-greased baking sheet.

Bake at 325 for 10 minutes until center in firm to the touch and just beginning to turn golden.


Categories: Cookies, Brownies & Bars, Desserts, Kids in the Kitchen, Vegan Desserts

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