lemon poppyseed cookies

Lemon Poppyseed Cookies

Course Cookies
Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 27 minutes
Servings 3 dozen
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 1 C butter room temperature
  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 whole egg plus 1 yolk
  • 2 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 C all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • Glaze:
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • lemon juice to make a good spreading consistency.
  • Extra poppy seeds for garnish


  • Cream together butter, sugar, salt and zest in a bowl. Mix until light and fluffy.
  • Add yolk, and beat and then add whole egg and vanilla.
  • Beat until incorporated
  • Add in flour and mix just until it is mixed in.
  • Add in poppy seeds.
  • Wrap in plastic and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degress F.
  • On a lightly floured surface roll out dough to 1/8 inch thick. Use cookie cutter to cut out cookies.
  • Bake for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
  • Cool and then frost with glaze and sprinkle with poppyseeds.


Recipe from Cooks Illustrated