Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies…the perfect party treat.
My youngest brother is getting married next month, and his reception is in my parent’s backyard, so naturally, my mom has been full-steam ahead planning the event. Ordering flowers, addressing invites, doing yard work, etc. etc. She’s a whirlwind of to-do lists and has been for months, but I think she’s secretly thrilled about it, because she’s doing what she loves to do: planning parties.
For as long as I can remember, my mom has been the ultimate party planner. Growing up we had the best birthday parties, and every Thanksgiving and Christmas you’d better believe she’d be hosting a spectacular event. She will find any excuse to throw a party, (my dad teases her relentlessly for this) and while every party is unique, one thing is always the same…
And the wedding will be no exception.
These little Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies are the perfect party cookie. They’re elegant, bright and full of yummy lemony flavaaah. This time of the year we have lots to celebrate…graduations, weddings, showers, recitals, Memorial Day, Mother’s Day…so many partopportunities! (A word I just coined, referring to the chance to throw a party…)
Regardless of what you’re celebrating, your party should require delicious, pop-in-your-mouth treats, and these Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies definitely qualify.
So keep these in mind as you’re planning you’re Mother’s Day celebration.
And cheers to you mom…the ultimate party planner!
- 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp, vanilla extract
- 4 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 4 tsp. baking powder
- Zest from three lemons
- 2 Tbsp. poppy seeds
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- Juice of one small lemon
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Cream butter and sugar.
- Add eggs, yogurt and vanilla and blend.
- Add dry ingredients and zest and combine just until blended.
- Roll dough out and cut into shapes, or just drop large spoonfuls of dough on cookie sheet and flatten.
- Bake at 375 for 7-8 minutes.
- Cool completely and then glaze.
- Combine powdered sugar and lemon juice and stir until smooth.