Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

 

These cookies are crisp, buttery and full of lemon flavour. It’s perfect with a cup of tea or coffee or just to cuddle on the couch and snack on them. I know I’m obsessed with lemon but how can you not be? These cookies are delicious and will be gone in a blink of an eye. Test it for yourself, you won’t regret it!

Ingredients:

1½     cup      Cake flour

¾       cup      Sugar

1        tsp       Baking powder

½       tsp        Salt

1½     Tbsp     Poppy seeds

¾       cup      Vegan butter or margarine

1        tsp       Vanilla essence

Juice of 1 medium lemon

Zest of 1 medium lemon

*Extra ½ cup of sugar

Icing Drizzle ingredients:

¾      cup      Icing sugar

3      tsp       Water

A drop of vanilla essence

Direction:
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. In a bowl sift together the cake flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Add in the poppy seeds, lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla. Mix well.
  4. Scatter butter in tiny amounts into dry mix.
  5. Using a fork or pastry cutter combine the butter with the dry mixture until it clumps together.
  6. Dump the mixture onto the counter and press it together. Knead the dough a few times.
  7. Take about 2 tbsp of the dough and roll into small balls.
  8. Prepare a plate with about ½ a cup of sugar.
  9. Roll the dough balls in the sugar to coat and place on the baking tray. Using your fork press slightly down on each ball.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until sides turn golden brown. Let the cookies cool on the tray for 10 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.
Next:
  1. In a small bowl mix together the icing sugar, water and vanilla.
  2. Place icing in a small piping bag or you can use a spoon and drizzle the icing over the cookies.
  3. You can serve the cookies straight away or store them in an airtight container.

Makes about 20 cookies. Enjoy!

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