15 December, 2016
Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies
Usually Christmas cookies are represented in flavors of chocolate, peppermint, pumpkin and spice…but I”m going to throw a curve ball at you. Lemon. It is so perfect to cleanse the palate of all the heavy cookies you will be eating this holiday season! Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies comes from the Mom on Time Out blog, and I think you will love them.
This recipe starts with whisking the dry ingredients of flour, salt, baking soda, lemon zest and poppy seeds together and setting aside. In a separate bowl, cream together room temp butter and sugar together. Beat in egg yolks until batter is fluffy. Add flour mixture until just combined. After scooping cookies out onto a baking sheet, you are suppose to bake for 20-25 minutes. Now, that is more cooking time than any other cookie I have ever baked. Even though the temp is only 300 degrees, still make sure you check your cookies after about 17 minutes to make sure they are not over baking. We do not want dry cookies! I ended up pulling mine at about 19 minutes.
The glaze is super simple, just powdered sugar and lemon juice. I used my trick from the last cookie glaze I made and added a touch of karo syrup to the frosting. It hardens up the glaze, making it MUCH easier to store the cookies.
This was a real bright spot to my cookie plate! After tasting so many traditional Christmas cookies, this one really charged me up and got me ready to eat more, haha! The cookies are soft and not overly lemony. Its taste is soft and inconspicuous. The poppies add a great crunch. And the icing…thats where you get the real lemon punch. It is a real good mix of sweetness, from the sugar, and zest from the lemon juice.
P.S. I stored my Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies with a piece of bread, just to ensure they stayed nice and pillowy soft.
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