05/15/2017 Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

Recipe Courtesy of Cindy Schumacher

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1½ tsp. freshly grated lemon zest
1 tsp. ground coriander
2 Tbsp. poppy seeds
¾ cup salted butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
2 large egg yolks
1 large whole egg
1½ tsp. pure lemon extract

Preheat oven to 300. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, lemon zest, coriander, and poppy seeds. Mix well with a wire whisk and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar with electric mixer at medium speed until mixture forms a grainy paste. Scrape down sides of bowl, then add yolks, egg, and lemon extract. Beat at medium speed until fully combined. Add the flour mixture and mix at low speed just until combined. Do not overmix.
Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake for 21-23 minutes until cookies are slightly brown along edges. Immediately transfer cookies with a spatula to a cool surface.