Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies on a white plate by Champagne and Sugarplums
November 11th

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

These Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies are the perfect sweet treat for November 11th. These cookies are buttery, flaky, and so lemony – they crumble deliciously and are melt in your mouth amazing. To really boost the lemon flavour, we add both lemon juice and lemon zest to this recipe. Let’s get baking!

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies on a white plate with poppy seeds and lemons by Champagne and Sugarplums

While November 11th celebrations don’t revolve around food, we think baking something special in honor of all those we will remember is a nice way to give thanks and share memories.

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies stacked on a white plate by Champagne and Sugarplums

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

Ingredients:

  • Flour
  • Baking soda
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Unsalted butter
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Lemon zest
  • Lemon juice
  • Almond extract
  • Poppy seeds
Flour in a large mixing bowl by Champagne and Sugarplums

Flour in a large mixing bowl by Champagne and Sugarplums

Firstly, whisk the dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt – together in a medium bowl.

Butter on a white plate and sugar in a yellow bowl by Champagne and Sugarplums

Butter and sugar creamed together in a metal mixing bowl by Champagne and Sugarplums

Cream butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.

Various baking ingredients in coloured pinch bowls by Champagne and Sugarplums

Adding poppy seeds and egg to wet dough in a metal mixing bowl by Champagne and Sugarplums

Beat the egg, lemon zest, lemon juice, almond extract and poppy seeds into the butter mix.

Adding flour to wet dough in a metal mixing bowl by Champagne and Sugarplums

Cookie dough in a metal mixing bowl by Champagne and Sugarplums

Gradually add the flour into the batter and then mix until thoroughly combined.

Cookie dough rolled into small balls on a lined baking sheet by Champagne and Sugarplums
Cookie dough in small flattened balls, sprinkled with poppy seeds on a lined baking sheet by Champagne and Sugarplums

Scoop a generous tablespoon of batter onto a lined baking sheet. Flatten the balls with the back of a spoon and then sprinkle with a few poppy seeds. Bake for 10 minutes in a 350 oven. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before moving the cookies to a cooling rack.

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies on a white plate by Champagne and Sugarplums

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies on a white plate with lemons and poppy seeds by Champagne and Sugarplums
Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies on a white plate with red paper poppies, lemons and poppy seeds by Champagne and Sugarplums

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies stacked on a white plate, one cookie has a bite taken out of it, by Champagne and Sugarplums

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies on a white plate with red paper poppies by Champagne and Sugarplums
Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies stacked on a white plate by Champagne and Sugarplums

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies on a white plate with red paper poppies by Champagne and Sugarplums
Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies on a white plate by Champagne and Sugarplums

We hope you love these Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies as much as we do! If you’re looking for some November 11th decor, certainly check out our Paper Poppies Wall Decor.

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies on a white plate by Champagne and Sugarplums

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

Champagne and Sugarplums
These Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies are the perfect sweet treat for November 11th. These cookies are buttery, flaky, and so lemony – they crumble deliciously and are melt in your mouth amazing.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
0 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 2 Dozen
Calories 147 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixer
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/4 cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Egg
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 2 tbsps Lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Almond extract
  • 2 tsp Poppy seeds plus more for sprinkling

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 350ยฐ
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt
  • In a mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy – about 3 minutes
  • Beat egg, lemon zest and juice, almond extract, and poppy seeds into butter mix until thoroughly combined
  • Gradually add the flour to the dough and mix until combined
  • Scoop a generous tablespoon of dough onto a lined baking sheet
  • Flatten the dough balls with the back of a spoon and sprinkle with some poppy seeds
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and let rest on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring the baked cookies to a cooling rack
Keyword baked, cookie, lemon, november 11, poppy seed
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