One of my co-workers brought these into work and I knew I had to make them at home! Her recipe is a little different with the amount of flour and poppy seeds but the cookies are still just as good! Her mother lives in Wisconsin and was gracious enough to let me see her family recipe! Thanks Momma Serum!
1c softened butter
1 c sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 c flour
2 Tbls poppy seeds
2 Tbls powdered sugar
Heat oven to 350*
With a mixer blend the butter and sugar on medium speed until fluffy, add in egg and vanilla. Lower speed and add in baking powder, poppy seeds and flour 1c at a time until well blended.
Once the dough has formed into a large mass you're ready!
Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place on a greased cookie sheet press your thumb 3/4 way into the cookie. If you don't press down far/ hard enough when the dough rises slightly during baking your thumb print will disappear. Bake for 10-11 minutes until the bottoms are just golden brown.
Once they are out of of the oven sprinkle with powdered sugar. When cookies are cool before serving place jelly into a quart sized Ziploc bag, clip one corner and squeeze a small amount into each thumb print! ENJOY!!