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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

1/4 C fresh lemon juice plus 3 1/2 tsp freshly grated lemon zest (2-3 lemons)

2 sticks butter

2 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

1 C sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tb poppy seeds

1/2 C sugar
poppy seeds

Oven to 375.

Bring lemon juice to simmer in a small pan over medium.  Cook until reduced to half.  Add 1 stick butter and stir until melted.

Whisk together flour, powder, salt.

Cream 1 stick butter and 1 C sugar.  Mix in egg and lemon butter until pale, about 3 minutes.  Add vanilla and 2 tsp zest.  Mix in flour mixture and seeds.

Stir together remaining sugar and 1 1/2tsp zest.  Roll into 1 1/4" balls.  Roll balls into sugar mixture.  Place 2 inches apart and flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar to 1/4" thick.  Sprinkle with more poppy seeds if desired.

Bake to just browned, 10-11 minutes.  Cool on racks.

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