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Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread

"Grace Yaskovic from Branchville, New Jersey picks poppy seeds to perk up her lemony cookies. 'A sprinkling of sugar adds a sparkling sweetness,' she notes."
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40 m servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar. Stir in poppy seeds and lemon juice. Gradually add flour; mix well. Divide dough into four portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion into a 4-in. circle. Transfer to ungreased baking sheets. Cut each circle into six wedges. Prick dough with a fork. Sprinkle with sugar.
  2. Bake at 325 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Cool for 4 minutes before removing to wire racks. Break into wedges when cool.

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I looked at this recipe a few times but never got around to trying it. I have always baked just the traditional shortbread which I love, so I was not sure what I would think of the lemon and po...

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I would consider making these again with some changes though. Even with adding about 1/2 of fresh lemon juice more and about 1 tbsp of lemon zest, the lemon flavor still didn't quite give the 'p...

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I looked at this recipe a few times but never got around to trying it. I have always baked just the traditional shortbread which I love, so I was not sure what I would think of the lemon and po...

Perfect texture and taste! Light but not too crumbly. My additions were lemon zest and a bit of vanilla extract, and I left out the poppy seeds. The dough was very wet and needed a lot of flo...

Exceptional recipe - very delicate yet perfectly paired flavors. I bumped up the lemon flavor a bit - I used lemon juice (2 Tablespoons), lemon zest (2 teaspoons) AND lemon extract (1 teaspoon)...

Great recipe! So easy to make and so good! I left out the lemon and poppy seed because I was in the mood for just plain ol' yummy short bread cookies. I will definitely throw in the lemon next t...

This is an AMAZING recipie. Baised on other reviews I added a bit of lemon zest and a couple drops of lemon extract. I also used slightly less poppy seeds than the recipie calls for, and don't t...

A few too many poppy seeds for me, but a great taste otherwise. Definitely a keeper!

I would consider making these again with some changes though. Even with adding about 1/2 of fresh lemon juice more and about 1 tbsp of lemon zest, the lemon flavor still didn't quite give the 'p...

Very good! I had a lemon poppy seed shortbread cookie at an event recently and just had to try to make my own. These are great! I added 1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract and about an extra 1/2 table...

Wonderful! I made one small change and added a tsp of lemon extract. Also, due to time constraints, I patted the dough into one big rectangle and scored it into squares with a pizza cutter. Bake...