Make Ahead

Lemon and Poppy seed Cookies

April 15, 2013
2 Ratings
  • Makes 35-40
Author Notes

I love a good Lemon and Poppy seed muffin and I wanted to try and make this classic flavour combo in cookie form. These are soft and chewy and so wonderfully flavoursome. I tend not to be that adventurous in the kitchen, sticking mainly to recipes, so this experimentation in the kitchen was rather novel for me. —Nelsy

What You'll Need
  • 150 grams butter
  • 225 grams brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 250 grams plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb of soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 100 grams candied lemon peel
  • 50 grams poppy seeds
  1. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy (takes about 5 mins with a mixer)
  2. Add the egg and lemon juice and mix well
  3. Sift flour, bicarb of soda and baking powder into a large bowl. Stir in wet ingredients until just combined
  4. Mix in the candied lemon peel and poppy seeds
  5. In an ideal world you should leave the cookie dough in the fridge for 24 hours for a super chewy cookie. I very rarely can wait this long and usually bake them immediately - this just makes for a crispier cookie.
  6. Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees C. If you've had the dough in the fridge for 24 hours, let it come back to room temperature so it'll be more malleable and easier to shape
  7. Shape cookie dough into golf ball sized balls. Place them on baking trays, pressing down slightly
  8. Bake for 12-15 mins.
  9. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Enjoy!

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  • Lynn Wainess
    Lynn Wainess
  • Nelsy

4 Reviews

Lynn W. February 9, 2014
Lynn W. February 8, 2014
Ok. I added 1 cup of sugar. I thing that is the appropriate amount. However, recipe needs a pinch of salt and more lemon. I will guess 2 tsp of lemon j is a typo and should be 2 Tbsp. I will try again and get back to you. I am interested if anyone else has tried this recipe and what you thought. Lmw
Nelsy February 9, 2014
Thanks for pointing out that I'd accidentally omitted sugar from the ingredients list. I can't believe I hadn't noticed. I've updated the recipe accordingly. Thanks again.
Lynn W. February 8, 2014
No mention f sugar in the list of ingredients. What gives? This is the second recipe I have tried from this web site with no mention of an ingredient in the recipe but then the instructions have you add that ingredient. What gives? I usually have had great success with recipes I have tried from food52. Do you need a recipe tester/editor?