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Pile of chewy lemon cookies on black and white plate.

Poppy Seed and Lemon Cookie recipe

Teri & Jenny
We love this easy chewy Poppy Seed and Lemon Cookies. These cookies have a really refreshing lemon taste, and just the perfect amount of sweetness. They are super chewy! This recipe makes a big batch of smaller sized cookies, so it's really great to bring for a crowd.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
inactive time 30 mins
Total Time 52 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 48
Calories 81 kcal


  • 2 cups bread flour (ap flour is fine)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup pure cane sugar
  • cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • tbsp grated lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds


  • Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  • In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, cream together butter, sugars and honey.
  • 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.
  • Stir flour mixture into the butter mixture and whip until fully incorporated.
  • Form cookie dough into a flat disc, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and for up to 3 days.
  • Uncover and scoop tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough. Place balls of dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet, about 1 inch apart.
  • Bake cookies for 12 minutes or until the edges brown slightly, but the tops remain pale.
  • Remove cookies from the oven and allow them to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  • Allow cookies to cool for another 5-10 minutes. Serve.



Cookies will keep in an airtight container for up to a week. You can substitute bread flour with AP flour, the recipe will still work great! The cookies will just be more fluffy and not quite as chewy.


Serving: 48gCalories: 81kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 37mgPotassium: 11mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 123IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
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