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Lemon Poppy Seed Slices

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Makes

5-1/2 dozen

My mom taught me to bake, and I use lots of recipes from her abundant collection, including this one for lemon cookies. —Pauline Piraino, Bay Shore, New York
Lemon Poppy Seed Slices Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract, optional
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg, milk, lemon zest and extracts. Gradually add flour and mix well. Stir in poppy seeds. Shape into two 8-in. rolls; wrap each roll in waxed paper. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 52 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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