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Lemon-Poppy Seed Cutout Cookies

Even though cake mix is one of the ingredients, I worked with the recipe until the cookies were fantastically crisp. You'd never guess they weren't from scratch. —Charlotte McDaniel, Jacksonville, Alabama
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 package lemon cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat eggs and oil; gradually add cake mix and mix well. Stir in poppy seeds and lemon zest.
  • Divide dough in half. Shape each into a disk; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm enough to roll.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/4-in. flower-shaped cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  • Bake 9-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Store in airtight containers.
    Freeze option: Freeze cookies in freezer containers. To use, thaw in covered containers before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 93 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 98mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein.
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  • suefetzer
    Jul 10, 2020

    These cookies haveva nice lemony taste but I doubt I will make them again. The dough was very soft even after it was in frig overnight, hard to roll out and have anything keep its shape other than circles.

  • Ceege
    May 21, 2019

    Just a word of warning. If you have any type of job that does drug testing, DO NOT eat poppy seeds or you will test positive for drugs. I love poppy seed bread, muffins, cookies, etc. but my company does random testing so unfortunately I had to give up something I like. This did not happen to me but my company gave us a list of things to avoid.

  • hoep
    Dec 15, 2015

    Although I liked the taste of this cookie I had trouble with the dough. It was too sticky to roll out so I tried using my cookie press but the dough became too soft too quickly. If I made these again I would just use a small cookie scoop and drop them on the cookie sheet.

  • emjaeger
    Feb 24, 2014

    We really like these cookies! The lemon zest gives them a bright, fresh lemon flavor and they look pretty too!