December 20, 2010

Poppy Seed Sand Dollar Cookie Recipe

Quite a few readers asked me for this recipe. It comes from one of my VERY favorite cookbooks:
The "Open House Cookbook" by Sarah Leah Chase

Poppy Seed Sand Dollar Cookies

8 oz cream cheese ,cold, broken into small pieces
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter cold, broken into small pieces
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 can 12.5 oz poppy-seed filling
Confectioners sugar for dusting

Place cream cheese, butter, sugar, flour and extract in a food processor fitted with steel blade (I did this in my mixer the other day and it worked fine) process until dough starts to form a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and put in fridge for several hours

Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheets with parchment

Divide the dough into 4 equal parts. Roll out one piece at a time to 1/8 inch thickness on lightly floured board. Cut out circles with a 2 inch round cookie cutter.

Place half the dough circles 1/2 inch apart on cookie sheet. Place 1 teaspoon poppy filling into center. Top each cookie with another dough circle and cut a small x in the top with a very sharp knife point. Repeat until all dough has been used.

Bake the cookies just until slightly browned, about 8 minutes. Cool on wire racks, then dust heavily with confectioners sugar. Store up to one week in airtight container. Makes about 80 cookies... It did not make anywhere near this many for me..just FYI.



  1. My grandmother used to make a cookie like this! I loved them. On my blog, you asked about my camera - it's an old (several models ago) Canon Rebel. I love it!

  2. Thanks Pam. I just went to your site before coming here to see if you answered. The photos were stunning.

  3. My dear friend,

    Your encouragement,and generosity are only a small portion of why I value your friendship. It's like I've known you all of my life. Thank you sincerely for giving of yourself in so many ways, you've made me a better person in sharing the journey. I am going to make the cookies,I was almost dreaming about them since I read the posting! Thanks for the recipe.
    Much Love to you and many merry and brights to all.

  4. LOL. Great. A dollar cookies! I really love the way it’s decorated. My children will love it. Thanks for the recipe.


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