Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

Posted in Cakes and Cookies

I’m sure most of you know Starbuck’s famous lemon-poppy seed loaf. I love that cake! It’s one of my favorites.
While organizing my spices I bumped into a bag of poppy seeds and so I decided to make the famous loaf. I looked through my recipes and couldn’t find it, but I was still determined I am going to make something of these poppy seeds. I couldn’t care less that it’s 10pm on a weekday. My mind was set.

So I brainstormed for a couple of minutes and then I decided I’d come up with a recipe of my own. A new one, that will give me a similar taste to the famous loaf in much less time. And this is how these cookies were born 🙂
They are really good, easy and fast to make and have that yummy lemony flavor combined with the poppy seeds. Simply great. Or as we say in Hebrew “Mashu-Mashu” 🙂

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies


Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies
Recipe type: Sweet, Dessert
Cuisine: Cookies
Serves: 40 tsp Size Cookies
Sweet cookies, easy to make and have a great refreshing lemon flavor. Your new favorite!
  • 2 ¼ Cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ Cups brown sugar
  • 5 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 Cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Lemon Zest -from ½ lemon
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C)
  2. In a mixer bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, sugar and poppy seeds.
  3. Melt the butter in saucepan.
  4. Add melted butter, vanilla extract, eggs, lemon juice and lemon zest into the flour mix and mix well until all ingredients are well combined.
  5. Using a teaspoon, scoop 1 teaspoon at a time and place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Place the cookies about 2cm apart from each other. Wet your hands if dough sticks a bit.
  6. Gently press each cookie with your fingers until slightly flattened.
  7. Place in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Let cookies cool before removing from sheet and keep in sealed jar.


Lemon Poppy Seed cookies


Update and disclosure: I also entered this recipe to the 2nd annual cookie contest (Christmas In July) sponsored by “Eat In Eat Out Magazine” (www.eatineatout.ca).

As a proud member of FBC (www.foodbloggersofcanada.com) I am entitled to participate in this contest (Contest Page) so I figured – Why not? 🙂 Wish me luck!!

  1. Great one! Even a baking noob like me can do it :).