Recipe: Lemon Poppyseed Cookies

Even after making (and eating!) my Lemon & Coconut Cake I found myself with still quite a few lemons to use up so decided I would expand my lemon baking repertoire from cakes and slices to include some cookies as well!

Lemon Poppyseed Cookies

I may have also picked up some more lemons when out visiting my folks, so it’s lucky the weather has improved and homemade lemonade is appealing again! I definitely love me some lemons!

These cookies are super simple to make and a perfect pick-me up with a cup of tea or even an after dinner snack (or why not both!). The recipe is adapted from a Taste one I found here

Ingredients List

  • 150g butter
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tbs poppyseeds
  • Juice & zest of a medium lemon


  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Beat the butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Add the egg and beat to combine
  3. Sift in the flour and baking powder, then add the poppyseeds, lemon juice and zest. Fold to combine
  4. Scoop out heaped tablespoons and roll into balls. Place 5cm apart on lined trays and bake for 12-15 minutes, until lightly golden.
  5. Allow to cool on the tray for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack
  6. Enjoy!

Lemon Poppyseed Biscuits

These have a little bit of crunch to the outside and are nice and cakey in the middle – just the way I like them! The poppyseeds provide a little crunch factor which I’m always a fan of, whilst the combo of the lemon juice and zest makes sure they have a nice amount of zing to them as well. All round deliciousness really!

Lemon Poppyseed Cookies

Are you a fan of lemon poppyseed cookies? What’s your favourite way to use lemons? I might be in need of some additional uses soon!

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10 Comments on Recipe: Lemon Poppyseed Cookies

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      September 1, 2014 at 4:34 pm (10 years ago)

      Thanks Lila! Thought I would mix up a classic!

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      September 3, 2014 at 11:05 am (10 years ago)

      They’re super easy and super delicious! Can’t go wrong!

  1. Dannielle @ Zamamabakes
    September 5, 2014 at 12:12 am (10 years ago)

    These little biscuits look delightfully refreshing. I love lemons! have a great weekend.

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      September 8, 2014 at 6:50 pm (10 years ago)

      Thanks Dannielle – lemons are definitely one of my favourites too!

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      September 8, 2014 at 6:51 pm (10 years ago)

      Oh please let me know what you think when you try them out Lucy! Thanks for hosting such a fab linkup!

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      September 19, 2014 at 4:50 pm (10 years ago)

      They’re such a good pair aren’t they!


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