Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies
This recipe comes from a cookbook "Mrs. Fields Cookie Book", which I bought more than 15 years ago and still use today for many of the cookies I bake. I usually leave out the coriander (as my family doesn't like a lot of zesty spices), but they're still very good even with the coriander.
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- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons lemon zest (freshly grated is recommended)
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
- 3⁄4 cup salted butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1 large egg
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons lemon extract
- In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, lemon zest, coriander and poppy seeds. Mix well with a wire whisk and set aside.
- In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer at medium speed until the mixture forms a grainy paste.
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl (this ensures that the butter and sugar are thoroughly blended to provide a consistent base for the remaining ingredients). Then add the egg yolks, egg, and lemon extract. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
- Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake at 300° for 23-25 minutes or until cookies are slightly brown along the edges. Immediately transfer the cookies with a spatula to a cool surface.