Poppy Seed Cakes
In a separate bowl beat the egg and vanilla until light and fluffy (I'm not convinced we need to do this step but my grandma did. Will she strike me down if I take a shortcut? Only one way to find out). Add egg mixture to the butter mixture and combine.
In a separate bowl stir together the dry ingredients then add to the butter mixture and combine well. Roll dough into a log 9-inches long and 1 1/2-inches wide, then wrap waxed paper, and chill 2 hours or overnight.
Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse