Go Back
+ servings
close up of lemon poppy seed cookies on plate

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies are a lemon cookie that is studded with poppy seeds and drizzled with a lemon glaze. The perfect lemon cookie recipe for summer cookouts, bake sales, or a mid-week snack.
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon cookies, lemon poppy seed cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 30
Calories 151kcal



  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon zest

Lemon Glaze

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then line or place silicone baking mat on cookie tray and set aside.
  • Then in a small bowl you will add your flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, salt, and whisk together. Set aside.
  • In a stand mixer or with hand mixer add your softened butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar together. Mix on medium speed for 2-4 minutes, scraping sides. You want to cream the butter and sugar together really well.
  • Next add in the lemon juice, zest, honey, and egg. Mix an additional minute.
  • Slowly mix in the flour mix until it is fully incorporated.
  • Use a cookie scoop and place cookie dough on baking sheet leaving 1-2 inches from each cookie.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are fully baked. Remove and then let cool a minute and transfer to cooling rack.
  • Once all the cookies are fully baked, let them cool completely. Then mix up the powdered sugar and lemon juice for the lemon glaze.
  • Drizzle on top of each cookie and then serve and enjoy these lemon poppy seed cookies.


Storing - Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Or you can freeze cookies in a freezer bag or container. 
Lemon flavor - For more lemon flavor take your lemon zest and add 1/2 teaspoon sugar to it. Then with fingers massage the zest. This will enhance the lemon flavor in cookies. 
Lemon Glaze - The lemon glaze for these lemon poppy seed cookies is optional. 


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 198IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg