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Chocolate-Filled Poppy Seed Cookies

While it's been around for years, this recipe remains enjoyable to this day. A co-worker prepared these at a cookie exchange a while back...they were the biggest hit of the party.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    6-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla. Combine the flour, poppy seeds and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the center of each.
  • Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately make an indentation in the center again. Remove to wire racks to cool slightly; fill with melted chocolate.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 102 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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