Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread Recipe
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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. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 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 serving (2 each) equals 183 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 116 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar. Stir in poppy seeds and lemon juice. Gradually add flour; mix well. Divide dough into four portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion into a 4-in. circle. Transfer to ungreased baking sheets. Cut each circle into six wedges. Prick dough with a fork. Sprinkle with sugar.
  2. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Cool for 4 minutes before removing to wire racks. Break into wedges when cool. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread in Taste of Home April/May 2001, p18

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 183 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 116 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

This recipe pairs well with a sweet white wine.

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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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