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Lemon Poppy Seed Cutouts

I love to package up these tart, tender cookies to share with friends! You could spread them with buttercream or cream cheese frosting to turn them into sandwich cookies. And they'd be delicious dipped in white chocolate. —Ilana Pulda, Bellevue, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in lemon zest, juice and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, poppy seeds and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Shape into a disk; cover tightly. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm enough to roll.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Roll dough between 2 sheets of waxed paper to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 1-1/2-in. cookie cutter; reroll scraps. Place 1 in. apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until edges begin to brown, 10-12 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 80 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 17mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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