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Lemon Poppy Seed Slices Recipe

Lemon Poppy Seed Slices Recipe

My mom taught me to bake, and I use lots of recipes from her abundant collection, including this one for lemon cookies. —Pauline Piraino, Bay Shore, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:33 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract, optional
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, milk lemon peel and extracts. Gradually add flour and mix well. Stir in poppy seeds. Shape into two 8-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.
  • 2. Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slice. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 103 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 45 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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