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Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

Spice Islands®

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies


  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

48 sandwich cookies



3/4 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

2 egg yolks

1 whole egg

1-1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Pure Lemon Extract

2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 tablespoons Spice Islands® Poppy Seed

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Coriander

1-1/2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon peel


1/4 cup butter, softened

2-1/2 cups powdered sugar

2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice

1-1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Pure Lemon Extract


Preheat oven to 300ºF.

Cream butter, sugar, eggs, and lemon extract until light and fluffy, using an electric mixer. Add flour and baking soda, mixing just until combined.   Stir in poppy seeds, coriander and lemon peel.

Drop by leveled teaspoons, 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until very lightly browned around edges. Cool.

Combine all filling ingredients in a medium bowl and beat with electric mixer until smooth. Spread filling on flat side of half of the cookies, then top with remaining cookies, flat side down.

RECIPE NOTE: In a hurry? These cookies are also delicious without the filling!

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