These are more than just lemon cookies, these lemon poppy seed cookies are so delicious you’ll want to make a double batch to be sure you have them for more than a few hours! They seem to disappear quickly.
Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies
I’m on my lemon kick!
I love everything LEMON, and these cookies are SO worth making, trust me…they have a delicious light texture and wonderful lemon flavor.
These are one of my all time favorite cookies to make. They are insanely pretty and whether you ice them or not, they will be loved by all.
Tell me I’m not alone, tell me you love lemon as much as me!
Lemon and poppy seeds seem to go so well together and just wait until you take one bite into these, you will know why…
They are delicious!
Don’t skimp and not add the poppy seeds.
Roll the dough our evenly to 1/4 inch thick and cut with a cookie cutter. My favorite is this heart shaped cutter.
I had some left over lemon glaze from the Lemon Scones I made and hoped it would be enough to ice these and save me some time…..as luck would have it, I had just enough. I didn’t flood them all in. I flooded some and just put an outline of icing on the others. I really liked that you could see the poppy seeds, they didn’t need to be all covered up!
The recipe is very easy and oh so delicious!!!
These look so pretty all piled high on a platter, perfect for any occasion or just for snacking!
- 1 cup salted butter
- 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoon lemon baker’s emulsion
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- 2 ¾-3 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon poppy seeds
- In large mixer bowl cream together butter and sugar on medium-high speed
- Add the egg and lemon and vanilla flavors
- Mix in flour, baking powder and salt and poppy seeds
- As the dough mixes together it will begin to pull away from the sides of the bowl and form a ball
- Take the bowl off the mixer
- Begin rolling the cookie dough between wax paper or on a lightly floured surface
- Cut dough with cookie cutter
- Space cookies 2 inches apart on baking sheets to cook evenly
- Bake at 400 degrees for 7-9 minutes
- Cool cookies completely before icing
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 Tablespoon corn syrup
- 2-3 Tablespoons water]
- 1 teaspoon lemon extract or lemon baking emulsion
- yellow food coloring (i used Americolor egg yellow)
- #3 tip for icing
- In a bowl combine powdered sugar, corn syrup, 2 tablespoons water and lemon flavor.
- Mix until completely smooth
- Add in a drop at a time of water and mix if needed to the thin the icing for the consistnecy you need like to work with
- Add in a drop of color at a time and mix until desired color is achieved.
- Fill a piping bag with the #3 tip and fill with icing and ice cookies
- Allow icing to dry on cookies 24 hours before stacking cookies
Callye from Sweet Sugar Belle makes amazing cookies. I couldn’t wait to try them when she messaged me she had a cookie she knew I would love. I linked to Callye’s Recipe and Here.