Lemon and Poppy Seed Melt Away Cookies Recipe

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Lemon and Poppy Seed Melt Away Cookies
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  • 1 tbsp poppy seed
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar


  1. In medium mixing bowl beat butter with electric mixer on medium to high for 30 seconds.
  2. Add granulated sugar, poppy seeds, and baking soda and beat until combined.
  3. Beat in egg yolk, milk, lemon peel, and vanilla until combined.
  4. Beat in as much of flour as you can with electric mixer, then using wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour.
  5. Divide dough in half.
  6. Shape each half into 9 inch long roll.
  7. Wrap both logs in plastic wrap.
  8. Chill in refrigerator for 4 or more hours (up to 24).
  9. Using a sharp knife (or string/dental floss) cut dough into 1/2 inch slices.
  10. Place slices 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet.
  11. Bake at 375°F for 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm and bottom is light brown.
  12. Place powdered sugar in plastic bag. While still warm transfer several cookies at a time to bag and shake gently until coated. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely. When completely cool, shake cookies in powdered sugar one more time.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 76.62 Kcal (321 kJ)
Calories from fat 36.73 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.08g 6%
Cholesterol 11.33mg 4%
Sodium 146.41mg 6%
Potassium 18.48mg 0%
Total Carbs 9.18g 3%
Sugars 2.86g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0.75g 3%
Protein 1.04g 2%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Calcium 24.1mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 426.68 Kcal (1786 kJ)
Calories from fat 204.53 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.73g 6%
Cholesterol 63.11mg 4%
Sodium 815.33mg 6%
Potassium 102.9mg 0%
Total Carbs 51.09g 3%
Sugars 15.91g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4.18g 3%
Protein 5.81g 2%
Vitamin C 0.8mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 1%
Iron 2.5mg 2%
Calcium 134.4mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 1.7
  • 2

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

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