Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Over the Mohn

Growing up, my grandmother, Nina, always made these cookies for us... I was never particularly fond of them, since I tend to be obsessed with chocolate. But then, at some point, I found out I actually liked them! A few years ago, I had my grandmother email the recipe to me... last year, I decided I needed to dig out that recipe and give it a try! The batch I made last year was a bit over-cooked. It was my coworkers birthday last week and I wanted to give these another shot for her. I reduced the cooking time and it made a huge difference. These cookies are great with coffee and tea, or just by themselves. They are really easy to assemble without a mixer and could a be a kid friendly recipe.

Mohn Cookies
My Nina

Ingredients

2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp poppy seed
cinnamon & sugar mixture

In a bowl, mix eggs, sugar, oil together until blended. Add flour, baking powder and salt and mix until combined. Mix in vanilla and poppy seeds.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Pinch off and make balls about the size of a walnut shell. Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (or greased). Press down on each ball slightly and then use a fork to make crossmarks in the shape of an X. Sprinkle with cinnamon & sugar mixture.

Bake for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

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