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February 8, 2011

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

So the rest of those gorgeous Sicilian lemons have ended up as lemon curd. However, I gotta confess, that already the next bunch is waiting for its destiny. I simply can not resist, as soon as I see those bright yellow and fragant lemons, I am lost. I can not even blame it on the weather after all we are having a lot of sunshine these days. Anyway, I decided to bake some cookies to serve with the lemon curd.


And if it is lemon, well then it must be poppy. I think that is an unbeatable combination. I already know, what I am going to prepare out of the new bunch of lemons, but now let's see those cookies that contain the zest of 4 huge lemons!



Ingredients:

200 g butter
100 g powder sugar
250 g flour
75 g ground poppy seeds
1 egg
zest of at least 2 lemons

Cut butter in cubes and knead a dough together with the powder sugar, a pinch of salt, ground poppy seeds, lemon zest, egg and flour. Flatten the dough and leave it in the fridge for 2 hours. Roll out dough about 3 mm thick and cut out cookies in any shape you desire. Bake for 7-8 minutes in the to
160°C-ra (air circulation) preheated oven.

3 comments:

Faith said...

A beautiful flavor combo and delicious looking cookies!

Ellie said...

Yum!! I love Lemon Poppyseed Muffins so I cannot wait to try these :)

lamiacucina said...

Die Kombination Mohn/Zitrone kannte ich bisher noch gar nicht. Erstaunlich was man immer wieder entdeckt.

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