Show Subscription Form

Tangy Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies Recipe
Tangy Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Tangy Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies Recipe

Be the first to add a review
Publisher Photo
My family of lemon lovers has a weakness for these refreshing cookies. The poppy seeds add nuttiness to the tangy treats.—Carol Owen, Salina, KS
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:56 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 56 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 82 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 41 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch


  1. In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, corn syrup, lemon peel and extracts. Combine the remaining ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape into three balls, then flatten into disks. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  3. Roll each portion of dough between two sheets of waxed paper to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. fluted round cookie cutter. Using a floured spatula, place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Reroll scraps if desired.
  4. Bake at 375° for 6-8 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies in Country Woman October/November 2009, p41

Sweet White Wine

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

Reviews for Tangy Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Loading Image