Blood Orange and Poppy Polenta Shortbread Cookies


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 2/3 cup polenta (coarse cornmeal)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for hands
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • Finely grated zest of 2 blood oranges
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1/2 cup blood orange juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

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