Lemon Poppy Seed Sugar Cookies

Lemon Poppy Seed Sugar Cookies

I’ve never heard of Lemon Poppy Seed cookies before, until I found them on a blog through Pinterest, and I couldn’t possibly be happier with the results. It’s a light, tasty, Spring-y cookie (as in the season, not the bounciness) and good for the soul. I needed some lightness.

This recipe starts with the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. But then you add the poppy seeds, which is unusual…I would’ve thought  that’s something you throw into batter last, like chocolate chips.

poppy seeds

poppy seeds in bowl

I whisked everything together and it already started looking a little bit delicious, although, you know, it wasn’t. Yet.

dry ingredients

I set that aside and got out the mixer. Butter and sugars first.

butter & sugars

Of course I forgot to take a picture of the beautiful lemon zest, or of the bowl with the zest, vanilla, and egg added to the butter and sugar. But I did add them. I promise. Everything started to look and smell pretty good.

wet ingredients

I added in the combined dry ingredients, adding buttermilk as I went, alternating between the two to get the texture just right.

batter with everything

And then I used my cookie scoop to get the cookies onto the pan. I love that scoop, I had no idea how much I could love a cookie scoop until I owned one.

cookie scoop

Feel the love?

Well you should, because of this:

lemon poppy seed sugar cookie on pan

And this:

batter on pan

And then about ten minutes later, THIS:

lemon poppy seed sugar cookies

These are great cookies. They’d be perfect as a gift, if they lasted long enough to make it out the door. I will be making these a lot.


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