Lemon Poppy Seed Slices

Prep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min.
about 8 dozen
Lemon Poppy Seed Slices


3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
1 tablespoon 2% milk
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract, optional
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup poppy seeds


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg, milk, lemon zest and extracts. Gradually add flour and mix well. Stir in poppy seeds. Shape into two 8-in. rolls; wrap each roll in waxed paper. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely

recipe credits: Taste of home


 Lemon Poppy Seed Slices