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Lemon-Poppy Seed-Almond Cookies

Lemon-Poppy Seed-Almond Cookies created by CoffeeB

A nice holiday cookie. Prep time includes refrigeration time and cooling time. From a recipe by Rose Beranbaum.

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2hrs 12mins
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  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, poppy seeds, and salt.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks, vanilla and lemon zest; scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • At low speed gradually beat in flour mixture, just until incorporated.
  • Cover bowl with plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, process the almonds until very fine. Do not overprocess to a "butter".
  • Transfer nuts to a small bowl.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Measure level tablespoons of dough and roll them between the palms of your hands to form balls.
  • Drop each ball, as soon as it is formed, into the nuts and shake the bowl to twirl the ball around, coating it well with the nuts. Place the nut-covered balls on ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.
  • Bake 8-12 minutes, or until bottoms are browned. For even baking, rotate the sheets from back to front halfway through the baking period.
  • Transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the freezer.
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"A nice holiday cookie. Prep time includes refrigeration time and cooling time. From a recipe by Rose Beranbaum."
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  1. CoffeeB
    Wonderful little darlings these. A bit fragile, like a previous reviewer stated but nothing major. You just have to take a bit more care in the handling. A lovely cookie like you stated in your intro for the holiday time platters. I could really taste the lemon in these, but not overly so. Didn't have zest and so used 2 t. of juice. Only used 5 T. of poppyseeds which was plenty as I feel poppyseeds don't have alot of taste and are more for looks and a bit of crunch. I'll be making these again for giftgiving as they sure are cute:-). Made for the Photoforum Tag Game~
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  2. CoffeeB
    Lemon-Poppy Seed-Almond Cookies Created by CoffeeB
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  3. CoffeeB
    Lemon-Poppy Seed-Almond Cookies Created by CoffeeB
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  4. Alskann
    These have good flavor and were easy to make. I followed the recipe, except I forgot the refrigeration part, and they turned out well. I used a mini scoop to make the balls for added ease. I sent these in my cookie swap package. They are a little fragile so I hope they get there without turning to crumbs. :)Thanks Mikekey!
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  5. Outta Here
    A nice holiday cookie. Prep time includes refrigeration time and cooling time. From a recipe by Rose Beranbaum.
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