Lemon poppyseed cookies are a classic American cookie that is easy to make and delicious. These cookies have a subtle lemon flavor, but the poppyseeds add just enough crunch for texture. This recipe makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Lemon poppyseed cookies are vegan, and they are the perfect sweet treat for a hot day.

A lemon cake mix, lemon zest, poppy seeds, eggs, and butter are all you need to make Lemon Poppyseed Cookies. The lemon glaze on top is quick and easy to make, and it tastes great!

Lemon is in season right now, and these Lemon Poppyseed Cookies are the ideal way to celebrate. I like cookies made using a cake mix because they are so simple to make. The lemon glaze and lemon zest give the cookies just the perfect amount of lemon flavor. I’d never considered using poppy seeds in cookies before, but I like lemon poppyseed bread and muffins, so why not? The poppy seeds give the cookies a lovely texture and a hint of taste.

I enjoy the cookies without the glaze as well, so give them a try and see which you prefer. If you don’t want the glaze to have such a strong lemon taste, you may substitute some milk for part of the lemon juice.

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Cake mix cookies are what they sound like.

Cookies prepared using a box of cake mix as the basic component are known as cake mix cookies. Because many of the dry components in cookies are also included in boxed cake mixes, you typically only need to add a few more basic ingredients to create soft and chewy cookies!

What is the best way to zest a lemon?

Don’t be frightened by the task of extracting the zest from a lemon; it’s really very simple. Fresh lemon zest also provides a wonderful lemon taste to dishes. The flavor is much more natural than lemon extract.

Lemon zest is made up of small fragments of the peel of a lemon. I just use the small side of a normal cheese grater; as long as the holes are small enough, it will enough. If you want, you may use a citrus zester like this one! In any case, be sure to just shred the lime peel’s deeper yellow outer layer. Rotate the lemon and grate another portion of the outer layer after you’ve exposed the lighter part of the peel below.

How do you get the juice from a lemon?

I just cut a lemon in half and press it very hard to get the juice. To extract all of the juice from the lemon, you may use a citrus press like this one. If you don’t have any fresh lemons on hand, you may use bottled lemon juice.

Lemon Poppyseed Cookies Ingredients

1 lemon cake mix box

-1/3 cup melted butter

-2 eggs

-Lemon zest (1-2 teaspoons) (I just used all of the zest from one large lemon)

3 tbsp. poppy seeds

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Lemon Poppyseed Cookies Recipe

Combine the lemon cake mix, butter, and eggs in a mixing basin. Mix everything together until it’s completely smooth. Mix in the lemon zest and poppy seeds.

Using a cookie scoop, scoop out the cookies and put them approximately 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet that has been prepped. I like silicone baking mats since the cookies don’t cling to them at all, making cleanup a breeze!

Bake for approximately 10 minutes at 350°F, or until the centers seem to be fully set. Wait 2-3 minutes after cookies are done before transferring them to wire racks to cool. If preferred, top the cookies with a lemon glaze once they have cooled, or just enjoy them as is!

To create a simple lemon glaze, follow these instructions.

You’ll need the following items to create a lemon glaze:

a half-cup of powdered sugar

1 tblsp lemon juice 1 tblsp lemon juice

2 to 3 tbsp lemon juice

Combine the powdered sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice using a fork. If you want a runnier glaze, add a little more lemon juice; if you want a thicker glaze, add a little less. Replace part of the lemon juice with milk if you want a more mild lemon taste.

 

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COOKIES WITH LEMON POPPYSEEDS

A lemon cake mix, lemon zest, poppy seeds, eggs, and butter are all you need to make Lemon Poppyseed Cookies. The lemon glaze on top is quick and easy to make, and it tastes great!

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36 cookies per serving

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon cake mix box
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-2 TBSP lemon zest (I used the whole zest of one big lemon)
  • a third of a teaspoon of poppy seeds

GLAZE WITH LEMON

  • a half-cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 tblsp lemon juice 1 tblsp lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions

  • Combine the lemon cake mix, butter, and eggs in a mixing basin. Mix everything together until it’s completely smooth.

  • Mix in the lemon zest and poppy seeds.

  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop out the cookies and put them approximately 2″ apart on a cookie sheet that has been prepped. I like silicone baking mats since the cookies do not cling to them at all, making cleanup a breeze!

  • Bake for approximately 10 minutes at 350°F, or until the centers seem to be fully set. Wait 2-3 minutes after cookies are done before transferring them to wire racks to cool. If preferred, top the cookies with a lemon glaze once they have cooled, or just enjoy them as is!

GLAZE WITH LEMON

  • Combine the powdered sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice using a fork. If you want a runnier glaze, add a little more lemon juice; if you want a thicker glaze, add a little less. Replace part of the lemon juice with milk if you want a more mild lemon taste.

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Here are some pointers on how to make the finest cookies:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. This will ensure that your cookies are perfect every time!
  • Make use of a cookie scoop! A cookie scoop is the way to go if you want all of your cookies to be precisely formed and the same size.
  • Use parchment paper or a silicone baking surface to prevent sticking. This will make removing the cookies from the cookie sheet a breeze, as you won’t have to scrape them off the pan – they’ll simply glide right off in great form!
  • Don’t overbake the cookies – mine appear slightly underbaked when I take them out of the oven, but that’s OK since they’ll continue to bake on the cookie sheet for a few more minutes.

 

Do you like fruity cookies? Other lemon favorites include:

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This photo was taken nearly 5 years ago, and it’s amazing to see how much my kids have grown in that time! We had never been to Great Wolf Lodge before, and we all had a great time. We’ve gone back many times since then since we loved it so much! It helps that one is just approximately an hour away from our house, making it a really convenient holiday destination for our family.

My children like swimming there; I just wish the water was a little warmer. Is it just me, or am I the only one who is afraid of swimming in cold water? Others seem to be at ease in the water, but I am constantly shivering. Unless it’s a hot tub, of course. Why can’t swimming pools be a few of degrees warmer?! But we still have a good time when we go – I love that the rooms can fit our whole family of seven and that everything we need is all in one place! It’s one of those rare family trips that isn’t too hectic!

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Lemon poppy seed cookies are a soft, chewy cookie with a lemony flavor. They have a delicate texture and are great for snacking or as a recipe addition. Reference: soft lemon poppy seed cookies.

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