Thursday, April 22, 2010

Lemon Poppyseed Cookies

My soon to be 8 year old daughter Alex loves poppyseed muffins. I knew when I saw this recipe that she would beg me to make them.  Well she did and I am glad we made them. They are a slightly chewy sugar cookie with a lemon poppyseed twist. 

Lemon Poppy Seed Sugar Cookies
from Melanie at My Kitchen Cafe
(Printable Version)
*Makes about 2 1/2 - 3 dozen cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
zest of one lemon

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and poppy seeds. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg, vanilla and lemon zest and mix well. Add the dry ingredients and buttermilk. Mix well.

Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls onto a greased or lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are set. The cookies should be puffy and fairly light in color when they are finished baking. Remove from the oven and let cool for 1-2 minutes on the baking sheet. Move the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

1 comment:

Melanie said...

Your cookies look perfect, Anissa! I'm so glad you and your daughter liked these...