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
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tb poppy seeds
1/2 C sugar
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.