Friday, February 5, 2010

Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread Cookies

I love lemon. I love shortbread cookies. And I love poppy seeds. How perfect are these cookies for me! When I saw this recipe I immediately wanted to make these cookies. It's a simple recipe with just a few ingredients. The only slightly difficult part is rolling out the shortbread dough, but if you chill it first and roll it between layers of waxed paper it's a cinch. If at any time the dough gets too soft and hard to work with, just re-chill until it's firm again.

The cookies were delicious--lemony and buttery with a slightly nutty taste from the poppy seeds. Adding some crunchy sanding sugar on top is a nice touch, These would be perfect to give to your sweetie on Valentine's Day

You can find the recipe here. You can easily make these cookies vegan by using vegan margarine instead of butter.


  1. I'm a big fan of shortbread, so these sound great!

  2. yum! i love lemon poppy seed muffins...the shortbread version looks even better :)

  3. I have a container of poppy seeds begging for me to make this!! They look wonderful. I can smell the lemon now!