Lemon Poppy Seed Flowers

Lemon Poppy Seed Flowers

These cookies have a delicious lemony flavor.

30 min.prep time 3:05total time
3 1/2 dozen cookies
000 Ratings

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup sugar
1 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel
1 egg
2 tablespoons poppy seed
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Filling

2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

Combine sugar, butter and lemon peel in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg, poppy seeds, lemon juice and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat until well mixed.

Divide dough in half. Wrap each half in plastic food wrap; flatten slightly. Refrigerate until firm (2 to 3 hours).

Heat oven to 375°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2-inch flower-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 6 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.

Combine all filling ingredients in small bowl. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Increase speed to medium; continue beating, scraping bowl often, until light and fluffy. For each sandwich cookie, spread 1 teaspoon filling onto bottom of cookie. Top with second cookie; press together slightly. Repeat with remaining frosting and cookies. .

TIP: Adding freshly grated lemon peel to butter before beating, releases the flavor of the lemon peel. Be sure to use only the yellow outer layer of the lemon as the inner white pith can be bitter.

Nutrition Facts (1 sandwich cookie)

Calories: 120

Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 80mg

Carbohydrates: 15g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #12041©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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