Lemon Poppy Seed Cutouts

Lemon Poppy Seed Cutouts

I love to package up these tart, tender cookies to share with friends! You could spread them with buttercream or cream cheese frosting to turn them into sandwich cookies. And they’d be delicious dipped in white chocolate. —Ilana Pulda, Bellevue, Washington

Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
36 servings

Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
36 servings

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
4 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cookie: 80 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 17mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in lemon peel, juice and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, poppy seeds and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Shape into a disk; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm enough to roll.
Preheat oven to 350°. Roll dough between two sheets of waxed paper to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 1-1/2-in. cookie cutter; reroll scraps. Place 1 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake until edges begin to brown, 10-12 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Lemon Poppy Seed Cutouts in Cookies & Candies Bookazine 2017

Sweet White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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I love to package up these tart, tender cookies to share with friends! You could spread them with buttercream or cream cheese frosting to turn them into sandwich cookies. And they’d be delicious dipped in white chocolate. —Ilana Pulda, Bellevue, Washington

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