Poppy Seed Cookies II Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 1 cup unsalted butter, cubed
<br>- 1 cup white sugar
<br>- 2  egg yolks
<br>- 2 tablespoons grated orange zest
<br>- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
<br>- ¼ teaspoon salt
<br>- 2 ¼ cups cake flour
<br>- 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Combine the butter, sugar, egg yolks, lemon or orange zest, nutmeg and salt. Beat until light and fluffy.
<br>step 2: Sift the flour, then add it and the poppy seeds to the butter mixture. Mix until just combined.
<br>step 3: Divide dough into 4 equal parts. Form each piece into a 2 inch diameter cylinder and wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. At this point you can freeze the dough for later use.
<br>step 4: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
<br>step 5: Cut dough cylinders into 1/4 inch thick slices and place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 9 minutes. Let cookies cool on sheets for 2 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool. Once cool, store in an airtight container.
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Ingredients
- 1 cup unsalted butter, cubed
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 tablespoons grated orange zest
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 ¼ cups cake flour
- 2 tablespoons poppy seeds

Directions
step 1: Combine the butter, sugar, egg yolks, lemon or orange zest, nutmeg and salt. Beat until light and fluffy.
step 2: Sift the flour, then add it and the poppy seeds to the butter mixture. Mix until just combined.
step 3: Divide dough into 4 equal parts. Form each piece into a 2 inch diameter cylinder and wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. At this point you can freeze the dough for later use.
step 4: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
step 5: Cut dough cylinders into 1/4 inch thick slices and place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 9 minutes. Let cookies cool on sheets for 2 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool. Once cool, store in an airtight container.

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