Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies Recipe

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies
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  1. In a small bowl, combine the poppy seed filling and lemon juice; set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks, lemon peel and extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation about 1/2 in. deep in the center of each. Fill with about 1/2 teaspoon of poppy seed filling. Top with a teaspoonful of dough.
  3. Bake at 350° for 14-16 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  4. For frosting, in a large bowl, beat the confectioners' sugar, butter, milk, extract and lemon peel until blended. Spread over cookies. Sprinkle with poppy seeds if desired. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 291.37 Kcal (1220 kJ)
Calories from fat 54.67 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.07g 9%
Cholesterol 25.28mg 8%
Sodium 49.27mg 2%
Potassium 51.19mg 1%
Total Carbs 54.4g 18%
Sugars 21.13g 85%
Dietary Fiber 0.36g 1%
Protein 3.61g 7%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 0.3mg 1%
Calcium 44.8mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 295.97 Kcal (1239 kJ)
Calories from fat 55.53 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.17g 9%
Cholesterol 25.68mg 8%
Sodium 50.05mg 2%
Potassium 52mg 1%
Total Carbs 55.26g 18%
Sugars 21.47g 85%
Dietary Fiber 0.37g 1%
Protein 3.67g 7%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 0.3mg 1%
Calcium 45.5mg 4%

* 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

  • 6.3
  • 8

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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