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Melania's Gourmet Lemon Poppy Seed Cookie Recipe

Melania's Gourmet Lemon Poppy Seed Cookie Recipe

Want to bake some of Melania’s very own crispy and delicious Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies at home? Well here you go!


  • 1/2 Cup Lemon Juice (fresh)

  • 1 Lemon Zested

  • 16oz Softened Butter

  • 4 Cups All Purpose Flour

  • 2 TSP Baking Powder

  • 1 TSP Salt

  • 2 Cups Sugar

  • 2 Eggs

  • 4 TSP Vanilla Extract

  • 2 TBSP Poppy Seeds


  • Simmer lemon juice in a small pot until reduced by half. Take off heat, add 1/2 of butter, stir to melt

  • Whisk dry ingredients together in a bowl

  • Cream the rest of the butter with sugar in mixer

  • Add eggs (one at a time)

  • Add lemon juice and butter mixture and beat until pale (about 3 mins)

  • Add flour

  • Add vanilla and lemon zest

  • Refrigerate for 1 hour

  • Scoop onto pastry paper lined baking sheets, shape into balls, roll them in a mix of sugar and lemon zest and flatten slightly

  • Sprinkle Poppy Seeds on top

  • Bake at 325 until slightly golden around the edges (about 10 - 12 mins)

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