7 recipes for unusual Christmas cookies with poppy seeds that you must try!

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Do you want to prepare something non-traditional yet very simple and tasty for Christmas?

Try our poppy seed cake recipes!

You will see that it exceeds your expectations.

Simple Poppy Cookies

Thanks to the use of a dough machine, very simple and quick Christmas pastries, which you can offer with tea or coffee at any other time of the year.


  • 150 g of butter
  • 85 g of sugar
  • 150 g plain flour
  • 65 g of cornstarch
  • 85 g of poppy seeds
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar
  • 50 g of marmalade of your choice


  1. Grind the poppy seeds and set aside.
  2. In a mixer, beat the butter and sugar to a creamy consistency.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla extract, beat and incorporate.
  4. Lower the mixer speed and gradually add the flour, cornstarch and poppy seeds.
  5. Whisk until well combined.
  6. Preheat the oven to 160°C and line baking trays with baking paper.
  7. Use a rolling pin to form uniform poppy seed shapes.
  8. Bake until edges are light golden brown, about 8-12 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool completely.
  10. Fill the center of the cookies with jam and then dust with icing sugar.
Simple poppy seed cookies in the shape of flowers.
source: lovethatbite.com

Many other poppy seed cakes can also be made from poppy seeds. Try the cake, strudel, buns and poppy seeds!

Poppy cookies from Linz

Linnaeus sweets are a classic. Make it special this year by adding a poppy. You will be pleasantly surprised!


  • 225 g spelled flour
  • 100 g of brown sugar
  • 150 g ground almonds
  • 50 g of poppy seeds
  • 230 g of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • marmalade of your choice


  1. Put the flour, sugar, almonds, poppy seeds, butter and two tablespoons of ice water in a bowl and make a smooth dough.
  2. Wrap the dough in cling film and chill in the fridge for at least an hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  4. Roll out the dough and use cutters to cut out the desired shapes.
  5. Use a small cookie cutter to cut out the centers of half the cookies.
  6. Transfer the candy to the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake the poppy seeds for 6-8 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
  8. Allow to cool completely.
  9. Cover the cooled poppy seed cookies with marmalade.
Linnaeus cookies with poppy seeds.
source: klaraslife.com

Try other types of the popular Linz candy ! With cocoa, nuts or in dia form!

Unusual Christmas cookies made of poppy seeds and almonds

A visually very original candy that will interest everyone and make them want to try it. Try it, you will see that you will fall in love with it!


  • 275 g plain flour
  • 125 g of butter
  • 100 g of poppy seeds
  • 75 g of powdered sugar
  • 100 g ground almonds
  • 50 g of sliced almonds
  • 45 g of apricot jam
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 vanilla pods
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Beat the butter, powdered sugar and two egg yolks with a hand mixer for 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add the seeds from the vanilla pods and the orange zest.
  3. Mix, add sifted flour with baking powder.
  4. Mix and work into a smooth dough with your hands.
  5. Wrap the dough in foil and put it in the fridge for 2 hours.
  6. Mix poppy seeds, apricot jam and cinnamon with one egg yolk.
  7. On a floured work surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of half a centimeter and cut out the cookies with a cookie cutter.
  8. Place the cut shapes on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  9. Beat the remaining egg yolks and brush them over the cookies.
  10. Place the almond slices in the center and carefully brush them again with the egg yolk.
  11. Form small balls from the poppy seeds and place them in the center of the almond slices.
  12. Bake in an oven preheated to 190°C for approximately 8 minutes.
Non-traditional Christmas pastries with poppy seeds and almonds.
source: mybestgermanrecipes.com

This recipe for poppy seed cookies is not the only one in which you can use almonds. Bake other delicious pieces of almond cookies !

Poppy rolls glued with yams

Rolls don’t always have to be vanilla coated in sugar. Try this delicious recipe!


  • 250 g of butter
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 100 g ground walnuts
  • 90 g of powdered sugar
  • 80 g of poppy seeds
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • jam or jam of your choice
  • chocolate topping


  1. Rub the butter in a bowl with the sugar.
  2. Add egg yolks, nuts and poppy seeds.
  3. Mix and add flour, vanilla and cinnamon.
  4. Knead the dough well and wrap it in cling film.
  5. Put in the fridge for about an hour.
  6. Then roll out the dough with a rolling pin and use cutters to cut out the individual shapes of the rolls. Rolls can also be shaped from the dough by hand.
  7. Place the poppy seed cookies on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  8. Bake in an oven preheated to 180°C for approximately 12 minutes until golden.
  9. Leave to cool after baking.
  10. Then spread jam or marmalade on half of the rolls and stick them together.
  11. Finally, dip the ends of the rolls in the chocolate coating and let them harden.
Glued poppy seed rolls with chocolate coating.
source: gutekueche.at

Want to make your own chocolate frosting ? There is nothing complicated about it, you just need to know how to do it!

Unbaked date-nut balls covered in poppy seeds

Healthy and nutrient-packed sweets without sugar or flour. In addition to poppy seeds, you can also use other ingredients to wrap the balls, such as coconut, flax or sesame seeds.


  • 1 and 1/2 cups cashews
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of orange extract
  • 50 g of poppy seeds for coating the balls


  1. Place the cashews, dates, chia seeds and salt in a food processor.
  2. Process for 30 seconds to break everything up into small pieces.
  3. Add cocoa powder, cinnamon, coconut oil and orange extract.
  4. Process until the mixture begins to come together.
  5. Roll balls of any size from the finished mixture.
  6. At the end, wrap the finished balls in poppy seeds.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freeze.
Unbaked Christmas balls with poppy seeds, dates and nuts.
source: susanjoyfulltable.com

Are you interested in healthy candy recipes ? Try other variants of Christmas pastries in a fit form.

Christmas cookies with poppy seeds and thyme

A very unusual candy that will give your Christmas holidays a new flavor.


  • 175 g of flour
  • 125 g of butter
  • 50 g of powdered sugar
  • 175 g of flour
  • 2 tablespoons of poppy seeds
  • 3 sprigs of thyme
  • pinch of salt


  1. Heat the butter in a small saucepan until melted.
  2. Add the thyme and bring to a boil.
  3. Set aside and let cool.
  4. Once the mixture is at room temperature and has solidified to the consistency of soft butter, beat it with the powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Gradually mix the flour, salt and poppy seeds into the whipped butter.
  6. Wrap the prepared dough in cling film and put it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 170°C.
  8. Roll out the cooled dough with a rolling pin and cut out any shapes with cutters.
  9. Place the poppy seed cookies on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and bake for 10-13 minutes, depending on the size and thickness of the cookies.
Unusual Christmas cookies with poppy seeds and thyme.
source: thebakingskillet.com

Healthy candy with poppy seeds, nuts, raisins and seeds

Fall in love with the unique mixture of flavors and aromas in this non-traditional Christmas pastry!


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 dates
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans
  • 1/8 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/8 cup poppy seeds
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 50 g of melted dark chocolate
  • grated coconut for sprinkling


  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C.
  2. Place the nuts in a blender and blend into small pieces.
  3. Remove them and repeat with the dates until they are completely chopped.
  4. Place all ingredients except honey and coconut oil in a blender.
  5. Blend on low until everything is combined.
  6. Then add honey and continue mixing.
  7. Add coconut oil a little at a time until a dough forms.
  8. Roll out the dough to a thickness of half a centimeter and use a cutter to cut any shapes out of it.
  9. Bake the poppy seed cookies on a baking sheet lined with baking paper until golden, approximately 12-15 minutes.
  10. Let them cool on a wire rack.
  11. While the cookies are cooling, melt the dark chocolate and then partially dip the poppy seeds into it.
  12. Finally, sprinkle the candy with coconut and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes to harden the chocolate.
Christmas stars with poppy seeds, coconut, nuts and seeds.
source: carlyneave.com

Other delicacies can also be prepared from honey. Discover other options for Christmas honey cookies with us.

Poppy and Christmas baking

Poppy is a very popular and traditional Czech ingredient that is used in the preparation of a wide range of sweet dishes. It is most often added as a filling to buns, strudels and cakes. But it also tastes great in the form of puff pastry, poppy seed cake, or with noodles or škubanka.

So there’s no reason not to try the recipes for poppy seed cakes as well. You can adjust the amount of poppy seeds to your taste preferences, as well as whether or not you grind the poppy seeds before adding them to the batter. In addition to its great taste, poppy seeds also contain a relatively large amount of various health-promoting substances. Above all, calcium, potassium, iron and zinc, B vitamins and also omega-6 fatty acids.

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