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Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies ingredients Lemon Poppy Seed Cookie dough Lemon Poppy Seed Cookie recipe We haven’t posted a cookie recipe on here for a long time. We finally have this Lemon Poppy Seed Cookie recipe up because it’s my new favorite. It’s not too sweet, and it’s really chewy, and really light. This isn’t a I’m emotionally destroyed I just broke up with my boyfriend and I’m eating cookies and ice cream on the couch watching Sex and The City kind of cookie, this is more like a I’m gonna drink some tea, and eat a cookie, cause I’m the boss of me kind of cookie. I would describe this cookie as an adult cookie. It has the perfect amount of everything you want in a cookie, and it’s not overly decadent, or crazy loaded with chocolate or pretzels or whatever. This is, simply put, a really GD good cookie. So go be boss and make yourself some cookies and eat them because you can.
♥ Teri

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Lemon-Poppy Seed Cookies
Makes 48

2 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup pure cane sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
3 tablespoons honey
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon poppy seeds

1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
2. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
3. In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, cream together butter, sugars and honey.
4. Add egg and vanilla and continue to beat together. Scrape down sides of the bowl and fold in lemon zest and poppy seeds until well combined.
5.Stir flour mixture into the butter mixture and whip until fully incorporated.
6. Form cookie dough into a flat disc, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and for up to 3 days.
7. Uncover and scoop tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough. Place balls of dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet, about 1 inch apart.
8. Bake cookies for 12 minutes or until the edges brown slightly, but the tops remain pale.
9. Remove cookies from the oven and allow them to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
10. Allow cookies to cool for another 5-10 minutes. Serve.
11. Cookies will keep in an airtight container for up to a week.

  1. Liz @ Floating Kitchen Not Specified Not Specified

    That made me laugh Teri! The two phases of cookie eating! Love it!

  2. ~ Carmen ~ Not Specified Not Specified

    Yyyummm. Now is there a huge difference between bread flour & regular flour? I normally don’t make lemony cookies, but it’s high time! :]

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      You can definitely use ap flour, but for this cookie I used bread flour bc it adds a bit of chew to the cookies that I’m just obsessed with!

  3. Christina @ but i'm hungry Not Specified Not Specified

    I cannot WAIT to try these… I’m in love with chewy cookies and I absolutely love the lemon poppyseed situation. ;)

  4. Grace Not Specified Not Specified

    These look delicious! I can’t wait to bake a batch. I love all things lemon during the summer.

  5. Yvonne Not Specified Not Specified

    These look heavenly to me.

  6. Millie l Add A Little Not Specified Not Specified

    Never tried using bread flour in a recipe but this looks delicious! Perfect for a little sophisticated meeting or something!

  7. Erica Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m making these right now, but I just wanted to let you know that the recipe doesn’t include a step to mix in the flour. Should be fine with that quick correction.

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      Whoops! The flour mixture gets added to the butter mixture until fully combined. Will make the correction shortly! Thanks!

  8. Priscilla Leslie Not Specified Not Specified

    Look great but what happened to the flour mix?

  9. Graham @ Glazed & Confused Not Specified Not Specified

    I came running straight after I saw the instagram!

    So so so good! Making these soon!

  10. tara Not Specified Not Specified

    I love lemon poppyseed muffins, but I never even though to make them into a cookie! These look delicious!

  11. Eileen Not Specified Not Specified

    These cookies sound super delightful! I may have to make up a batch for all my tea-drinking needs. :)

  12. Laura Not Specified Not Specified

    I love grown-up cookies like these to put me in a mood to drink tea and read serious things.

  13. Kelly Not Specified Not Specified

    I love the lemon poppy seed combo. Can’t wait to try these adult cookies!

  14. jenna @ just j.faye Not Specified Not Specified

    I love your descriptions of different cookie types! I love being the boss of me :) I want this cookies to be in my oven sooner than later.

  15. Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today Not Specified Not Specified

    this cookies will definitely fit to my cup of tea.

  16. Luci {Luci's Morsels} Not Specified Not Specified

    As if I wasn’t sold on the cookie name, that status of said cookie eater has me for sure! Too funny!

    Luci’s Morsels – fashion. food. frivolity.

  17. Sarah Not Specified Not Specified

    Chewy cookie? I’m in! These look amazing!

  18. Riley Wofford Not Specified Not Specified

    Yum! I’ll take lemon and poppy seeds in just about any form, but chewy cookies? That’s gotta be pretty tasty!

  19. Teena Not Specified Not Specified

    Will coconut flour work instead of bread flour??

  20. teresa Not Specified Not Specified

    i made these today (made the dough last night and baked a tray just now) they are even better than I thought they would be. Just the right amount of lemon and the various sugars give it a complex sweetness. I used good, European butter. costs a bit more, but for baking cookies, worth every penny. this is definitely making it into my regular rotation. Didn’t have bread flour and used all-purpose, keeping my fingers crossed that they would still be chewy. Success!!!! crisp around the edges and soft and chewy in the center. So good. Thanks for the recipe!

  21. Shazz Not Specified Not Specified

    My gran made the most fantastic poppyseed cookies and yes they had lemon…but no honey. There was always a roll in the freezer for when we came to visit. Alas no recipe, will try this…

  22. Boozy Epicure Not Specified Not Specified

    Will def be making these! Thanks for the recipe!

  23. Debbie Not Specified Not Specified

    I made these on the weekend, they were a big hit.

  24. Rosa Not Specified Not Specified

    Cookies are so good. Gave some to friends next date I had a request for 50. So far I made 8 trays of with 25 each. This recipe is easy to follow being a newby.

  25. Sel Not Specified Not Specified

    I followed the recipe and the cookies came out way too sweet!! My husband could only eat two and had to stop cos it was just too sweet. I would half the amount of sugar…

    • Teri Lyn Fisher Not Specified Not Specified

      Hmm thats weird. We have made these cookies so may times and have never thought they were too sweet.

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