Munn Cookies


These Jewish-style lemon poppy seed cookies are thin crispy cookies that are wonderful with tea.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
60 cookies


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup poppy seeds

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • cup white sugar

  • 1 egg, separated

  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • cup granulated sugar for decoration


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Stir together the flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, and salt.

  3. In a medium bowl cream butter and sugar together until light; beat in egg yolk, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Fold in flour mixture and mix well.

  4. Divide dough in half and roll each half out on a lightly floured surface until 1/8- to 1/4-inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters and place cookies on the prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops of cookies with beaten egg white and sprinkle with white sugar.

  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden, the edges should be light brown.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

141 Calories
7g Fat
17g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 141
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 90mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 36mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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