Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread Recipe
Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread Recipe

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Grace Yaskovic from Branchville, New Jersey picks poppy seeds to perk up her lemony cookies. "A sprinkling of sugar adds a sparkling sweetness," she notes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 92 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 46 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a bowl, beat butter and confectioners' sugar until blended. Beat in poppy seeds and lemon juice. Gradually beat in flour.
  2. Divide dough into four portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough into a 4-in. circle. Transfer to ungreased baking sheets. Cut each circle into six wedges, but do not separate. Prick tops with a fork. Sprinkle with sugar.
  3. Bake 20-25 minutes or until light brown. Cool on pans 10 minutes. Transfer shortbread to a cutting board; recut into wedges. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread in Taste of Home April/May 2001, p18

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 92 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 46 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

Reviews for Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread

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Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"Very yummy and quick, takes shortbread to a whole different level. We loved the flavor, I also added 1/4 tsp. of lemon extract to boost the flavor. Mine did not puff up or look as nice as the ones pictured, but tasted great despite the fact that they were a little crumbly."

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Reviewed Oct. 2, 2009

"Melt-in-your-mouth delicious! The nutrition facts listed are for 2 cookies, what about when you eat half the batch???"

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Reviewed Oct. 11, 2008

"These are very tender and tasty - wonderful!"

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