Midsummer Lemon Poppy Seeds Cookies
•2.6 cups flour
•2 sticks butter (1 cup), softened
•3 tbsp black poppy seeds
•2 tbsp lemon juice
•1 tsp vanilla
•1 tsp lemon zest, optional
•3/4 cup sugar
•½ cup powder sugar for coating
1.Preheat the oven to 325F.
2.In a large bowl, combine flour, butter, sugar, vanilla, lemon juice, and lemon zest until blended.
3.Divide the dough into 36 balls. Place balls on prepared baking sheets, spacing 1” apart.
4.Bake 15 minutes or until tops are set and bottoms are lightly browned. Cool cookies on the rack for 15 minutes or so then carefully roll cookies in confectioner’s sugar to coat.
By Madhavi Davi Dsai