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Honoring Our Veterans

Posted on 09 November 2008 by Mădălina

  • ½ cup of butter, room temp
  • ¼ cup of icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup of all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup of cornstarch
  • Dash of salt
  • ¼ cup poppy seeds (crushed oreo cookie can be used instead)
  • Red Food Coloring
    *Recipe yiels about 6 large poppy cookies. For a larger batch, increase the ratios :)

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 300ºF. In a large bowl, whisk butter until fluffy; gradually add in cornstarch, then sugar. With wooden spoon, gradually beat in flour. Add in vanilla and food colouring and stir until color is a uniform red.*Note that in order to get a vibrant red colour, it is best to use commercial grade food coloring. If you use water based coloring, it will dilute the dough and change the consistency. You can find the ideal food coloring here.
  2. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap, and place in the fridge to chill for about 30 minutes until firm. The dough needs to be firm so you can roll it into balls for the next step. IF you have a cookie press, this dough works great and makes this recipe extremely easy.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, cut the dough log into even squares
  4. Begin rolling the dough squares small between your palms into ½” balls
  5. For every four balls, you will end up with one cookie. Continue to roll balls with the remainder of the dough
  6. Place four balls on a flat surface
  7. Using your fingers, press the dough together. Create a  slight dip in the middle of the cookie
  8. Add poppy seeds to the middle of the cookie
  9. Bake cookies on a cookie sheet for 18-20 minutes. *Since the cookies are colored, it is much easier to burn them, since it is difficult to see the color changing, so keep an eye on them!!
  10. Cool, and serve. Shortbread can be stored in airtight containers for up to two weeks. :)


8 Comments For This Post

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Very thoughtful of you!


    Keep up the yummy work!



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  3. Cakespy Says:

    Thank you for directing me to your sweet site! What a great project idea!

  4. AK Mom Says:

    These are absolutely beautiful and delicious looking cookies. They look fairly easy to make as well.
    Great job! :)

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  6. jerine Says:

    Oh my God…those are so cute!!! It gives me some idea on my cupcakes.

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  7. Anonymous Says:

    felicitari pentru reteta, cred ca e foarrrrrte gustoasa.

  8. Sophie Says:

    This is a really fun idea :) , your photos are so informative and helpful. I’d love to post your recipe on our blog, please let me know if you’re interested :) .

    Sophie, Key Ingredient Chief Blogger

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