Hungarian Allspice Poppy Seed Wafers
Author/Submitted by: email@example.com (lauren h halverson)
(2 sticks) unsalted Butter,
(approx) cream or milk
Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Grease heavy
large cookie sheet. Combine flour, poppy seeds, ground allspice and salt
a bowl. Using vegetable peeler, remove peel from orange in strips and
strips in processor. Add sugar and process until peel is finely minced,
about 2 minutes. Using electric mixer, beat butter and orange-sugar
in medium bowl until fluffy. Beat in egg yolks. Add dry ingredients and
beat at low speed until smooth soft dough forms.Transfer half of dough to
pastry bag fitted with large (no. 7) star tip.
Pipe dough onto prepared sheets in 1 inch mounds, spacing 2 inches apart.
Repeat with remaining dough. Bake until cookies are golden on top and
on bottom, about 12 minutes. Let cookies stand on sheets 3 minutes.
Transfer to racks and cool completely.
For glaze: In small bowl, blend powdered sugar with enough cream or milk
form a smooth medium-thin glaze.
Spread glaze over cookies. Sprinkle with poppy seeds. Let stand until
sets, about 40 minutes. (Can be prepared ahead. Wrap airtight and let
at room temp 1 week or freeze 1 month.)
(notes: The dough was stiff for a piped cookie, but I let the heat of my
hand soften it through the piping bag and it worked ok. Some of us prefer
these without the glaze)