Sunday, June 27, 2010

Lemon Poppyseed Cookies

I first made these cookies about 2 weeks ago.  They turned out great, and the six of us finished an entire batch with lunch.  Made them again this afternoon...  just as good.  Not too sweet, great flavor, easy recipe.  The recipe is adapted from The Enchanted Broccoli Forest, one of the best cookbooks ever written.  This recipe makes about 3 dozen small cookies.


1/2 c. soft butter
3/4 c. (packed) brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 t. vanilla extract
1-2 t. lemon rind
1/3 c. poppyseeds
2 c. whole wheat flour
2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt


Cream together butter and sugar, beating until light. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat well. Finally, add lemon rind and poppyseeds, and beat well again.  Sift together dry ingredients. Add to wet ingredients and mix carefully with a spatula until just barely mixed. Don't over-mix, or the cookies will be tough instead of flaky.

Preheat the oven to 190 C/ 375 F.  Spoon 1 tablespoon drops onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. The cookies do not spread much, so either flatten the dough into drops for flatter cookies, or leave in drops for thicker cookies.  Bake ~10 minutes, less if the cookies are flat, or until the cookies are starting to become lightly browned.


  1. Thanks for the recipe.. Always a fan of something that I can make here in ecuador!

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  2. Hey Jon! I checked out your blog--nice writing. I have a friend who spent 6 months in Equador. I have never been there, but I can't wait to get back to Latin America in 2011. How long do you plan to stay? Perhaps we'll get to meet in person some day. And I hope the cookie recipe works for you. :-)