SIMPLE Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies with Lemon Glaze

Lemon poppy seed cookies with a lemon sugar glaze

Listen up, my friends, ’cause I’m about to take you on a tangy, zesty adventure with these irresistible Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies. These delicate cookies are bursting with bright lemon flavor, speckled with tiny poppy seeds for that perfect crunch. And if that wasn’t enough, we’re drizzling them with a luscious Lemon Sugar Glaze that will make your taste buds dance.

So grab a seat, get your aprons on, and let’s dive into the world of citrusy bliss!

First things first, we’ve got to talk about that dough. Creaming together softened butter and granulated sugar is where the magic begins. That’s when these cookies start to transform into little pillows of happiness. As we add in the eggs, freshly grated lemon zest, and a splash of lemon juice, the dough becomes a burst of citrus delight. Just wait until you take a whiff of that heavenly lemon aroma.

lemon poppy seed cookies with a sugar glaze

Now, let’s talk about texture. We’ve got a winning combination of all-purpose flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. This mixture gives our cookies that perfect tender crumb and a subtle lift. And to take things up a notch, we fold in those tiny black specks of poppy seeds. They add both a delightful crunch and a hint of nuttiness to each bite. It’s a symphony of flavors and textures that will have you coming back for seconds.

But hold on, my friends, we’re not done yet. These cookies demand the royal treatment. That’s where our luscious Lemon Sugar Glaze comes into play. We whisk together powdered sugar, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and a sprinkle of lemon zest, creating a smooth glaze that will elevate our cookies to the next level. Drizzling that glaze over each cookie is like adding a final touch of pure indulgence.

Once our dough is ready, we roll it into bite-sized balls and let them work their magic in the oven. As they bake, the kitchen fills with the irresistible scent of lemon and anticipation builds. We keep a close eye on these babies, waiting for the edges to turn a light golden hue. It’s a moment of pure anticipation, knowing that each cookie will soon be ready to be devoured.

lemon poppy seed cookies being glazed with a white sugar glaze

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lemon poppy seed cookies

SIMPLE Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

  • Author: simplepartyfood

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds

For the Lemon Sugar Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set them aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Click here for complete instructions.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Then, mix in the freshly grated lemon zest and lemon juice. Get ready for that delightful burst of citrus flavor!
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add this dry mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  5. Gently fold in the poppy seeds, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  6. Roll the dough into small balls, approximately 1 inch in diameter, and place them onto the prepared baking sheets. Make sure to leave some space between the cookies for spreading.
  7. Bake the cookies for about 12-15 minutes, or until the edges turn lightly golden. Keep an eye on them to prevent over-baking. Once baked, remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes.

For the Lemon Sugar Glaze:

  1. While the cookies are cooling, prepare the luscious Lemon Sugar Glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and lemon zest until smooth and well combined.
  2. Once the cookies have slightly cooled, drizzle the Lemon Sugar Glaze over the top of each cookie, using a spoon or piping bag. Let the glaze set before indulging in these tangy delights.

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