LEMON POPPY SEED COOKIES
Makes about 20 cookies
1 and 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cups of granulated sugar
grated zest of 1 lemon
2 teaspoons of poppy seeds
1 stick of butter (chilled and diced)
a pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350ºF
Put the flour, sugar, grated lemon zest and poppy seeds into a food processor and mix thoroughly.
Add cold chunks of butter and process; add the egg and process again until the dough comes together.
Shape the dough into a log about 3 inches in diameter and wrap in foil or plastic. Transfer to refrigerator until dough is hard (about 2 hours).
Slice log into 1/4 inch thick rounds; place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper; leave space between cookies as they will grow when baking.
|Chilled log ready to cut in 1/4 inch rounds|
Bake in preheated oven at 350ºF for 10 minutes or until the edges are beginning to turn golden brown.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool down.