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Lemon Poppy Seed Sugar Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

A sweet & simple twist on the classic cake, perfect for Spring. These Lemon Poppy Seed Sugar Cookies are soft & chewy topped with a light lemon buttercream.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 186 kcal
Author: Sandra
Ingredients
Lemon Poppy Seed Sugar Cookies
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of poppy seeds
Lemon Frosting
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3-5 tablespoons milk
Instructions
Lemon Poppy Seed Sugar Cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets.
  2. Cream together sugar and butter. Beat in egg yolks, lemon zest and juice.
  3. Add flour, poppy seeds, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Stir.
  4. Form dough into walnut size balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Don't flatten. Bake 10-12 minutes, until tops are cracked and just turning color.
Frosting
  1. In a large bowl, cream together the confectioners' sugar and butter until smooth. Gradually mix in the milk, lemon zest and juice with an electric mixer until smooth and stiff, about 5 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Poppy Seed Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 186 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 99mg 4%
Potassium 25mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Sugars 20g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 5.2%
Vitamin C 2.7%
Calcium 1.2%
Iron 2.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.