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Orange Poppy Seed Cookies

These easy Glazed Orange Poppy Seed Cookies are bursting with orange flavor! So soft and tender, these cookies will quickly become a new favorite! Bonus: no chill time needed!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword poppy seed cookies
Servings 36
Calories 92kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg + 2 egg yolks room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp orange extract
  • 1 drop of orange food color optional

Orange glaze:

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp orange zest to sprinkle on top optional


  • Preheat the oven to 300F.
  • Whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, orange zest, and poppy seeds in a medium sized bowl.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl.
  • Beat in the egg and egg yolks until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the orange extract and food color.
  • Stir in the flour mixture just until combined.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a silicone baking mat.
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop out the cookie dough onto the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until VERY lightly browned on the edges and bottom.
  • Let the cookies cool for several minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
  • Whisk together the powdered sugar and orange juice and drizzle over cooled cookies.
  • Let glaze set up before serving.


Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg