Lemon Poppy Seed Sandwich Cookies: the most addicting lemon cookie I’ve ever had, period!

Lemon Poppy Seed Sandwich Cookies: the most addicting lemon cookie I've ever had, period!

We made it to Boston! It’s been a wonderful few days filled with activities. For those of you just catching up- I’ve moved to Boston! Alex is doing research here for the summer, and he will return to Michigan in August.

My mom insists that I have to clarify this from my last post: we are staying together and doing long-distance, not going our separate ways. So, in case you were wondering, that’s the 411.

We got in late on Friday and got mostly unpacked. Saturday morning we woke up and drove around metro Boston to get Alex’s bearings straight. We had a great dinner at home with my mom and step dad, then went into Boston for a night out. I got reacquainted with old friends, and it was so great to see familiar faces. 

Lemon Poppy Seed Sandwich Cookies: the most addicting lemon cookie I've ever had, period!

Sunday I made these orange sticky buns for Mum. As she saw me putting them in the oven, she went “so do you put the cinnamon on after they bake?” I said, “What?”

“I mean, where’s the cinnamon?”
“Mom, I told you these were orange sticky buns.”
“I know, but I figured orange would be in addition to the cinnamon. Cinnamon and brown sugar is my favorite.”
“Uhm, that would be gross. And these are going to be awesome without cinnamon!”
“Well, we’ll see. Cinnamon is my absolute favorite.”

Luckily her thoughts on orange sticky buns changed as soon as she bit into one. She and my grandmother agreed that they were wonderfully spring-y and delicious. Mum even ate two 🙂

After that, we went to the beach with my dad and other grandmother. Dad brought sandwiches and he and Alex threw the football around while my grandmother and I laid in the sun (or, she under the umbrella and me in the sun).

That night, Mum, stepdad, Alex, and I had a picnic at one of my favorite places in Boston. After eating, we tossed a frisbee and made our way through the grounds to a chicken farm on the far side of the property. It was absolutely beautiful, and a perfect way to end our weekend.

The last two days have been filled with me trying to catch up on Broma. And, have you noticed my new site design? So THIS happened! I got hooked up with an amazing designer, Jennifer of Earl Grey Creative. She’s an absolute doll to work with, and if you’re looking to do a redesign any time soon, I highly recommend her! The turnaround was quick and she made herself available whenever I had questions or comments. Seriously, people, bookmark Jenn.

Well that’s all I have for today. I’ll see you all on Friday! XO.

PS- make these cookies! I can’t stop eating them. I bet you won’t be able to, too. Which is kind of a bad thing, but also kind of a wonderful thing.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Sandwich Cookies

Lemon Poppy Seed Sandwich Cookies: the most addicting lemon cookie I've ever had, period!
  • Author: Sarah Fennel
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 38 mins
  • Yield: 20 sandwich cookies 1x
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Ingredients

For the cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon lemon extract
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal

For the lemon buttercream frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicon baking mats. Set aside.
  2. In a standing mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in egg and beat on medium speed until combined. Add in lemon extract, vanilla extract, baking powder, salt, and poppy seeds and beat until combined. Remove from mixer and fold in flour and cornmeal.
  3. Roll tablespoons of dough into balls and place on cookie sheets at least 1.5″ apart. You should have at least 40 dough balls total. Use the back of a cup or flat surface to push the ball into a circular disk (you may have to dust with flour to keep it from sticking to the dough balls). Bake for 8 minutes, then remove immediately from oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack.
  4. While the cookies are cooling, make the frosting. Beat the butter until light and fluffy, then add the salt, lemon juice, lemon zest, and lemon extract, beating until combined. Slowly add the powdered sugar and beat for an additional minute.
  5. Place frosting into a piping bag fitted with a small star tip. If you’d like, you can place a small stripe of yellow gel food coloring in the bag for a pop of color. Frost 1/2 the cookies, then sandwich them together with the remaining 1/2 of cookies. Devour.

 

 

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Jenna
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Love how you took lemon poppy seed and turned it into a cookie! Pictures are beautiful!! Loving the site design 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Mash ups are my favorite! Thanks, Jenna!

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Amy | Club Narwhal
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Woohoo! So glad you made it to Boston safe and sound (and from the looks of things, you are going to have one ace summer in front of you filled with all sorts of lovely people). The new design is looking lovely, too! And I wouldn’t mind nibbling on a few of these for my mid-morning snack!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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I cannot wait :). Thank you Amy!!

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Liz @ Floating Kitchen
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Woot woot! So glad you’re here. Can’t wait to hang out with you on the beach and eat cookies and ice cream and french fries and maybe salad for balance!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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That sounds grand!

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Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
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Love these cookies Sarah and so glad you have arrived home 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Jennifer! It feels so good 🙂

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Mary Ann @ the beach house kitchen
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Glad you made it home Sarah! These cookies sound soo good! Love your new site design. I have been looking to update mine so I will definitely give Jennifer a ring! Thanks for sharing and enjoy the weekend!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks Mary Ann! You absolutely should. She was fantastic! Good luck!

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Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes)
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Well these are absolutely stunning as per usual. If this is the most amazing lemon cookie you have ever had, I know that’s pretty huge!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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I KNOW RIGHT? Wish I could share some with ya, girlfriend!

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Abby @ The Frosted Vegan
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Woo hoo, congrats on the move!! Jealous that you are going to be close to Liz and I hear Boston is amazing (it’s on my trip list!). Lemon and poppyseed are a winner, hands down.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Oooh let me know if you visit, Abby! Would love to see you 🙂

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Jen @ Baked by an Introvert
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These are absolutely gorgeous. Loving all the lemon treats I’m seeing today!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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It’s summer, all right!

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Marisa
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I hope you don’t mind this minor “critique,” but I’d love it if you included more about why readers should make these cookies. They sure look delicious, but with all the other tempting recipes out there, I’d love if you sold this particular recipe to us a bit (especially because they seem like unique cookies!). I understand you might not want to oversell, which I GREATLY appreciate, but I’m just curious! 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Hi Marisa! Thanks for the comment. I totally understand what you’re saying. I chose not to write that way in this post, mainly because that’s what I do in every other post! Sometimes as a food blogger it feels old writing the same spiel over and over again, and instead you just feel like writing about life! I’ll be sure to include more next time 🙂

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Marisa
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Fair enough and totally understandable! 🙂

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Medha @ Whisk & Shout
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These look delicious and love the site, glad you had a great experience! I have skeptical parents too, but all doubts dissolve when they eat anything I make 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Exactly! It’s like guys, don’t you trust me?!

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Zainab
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Oh my gosh these are beautiful!! So so perfect fro Spring!! And yay on the move!! …Also I did wonder if you were breaking up from last post :p

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Oh no! So glad I clarified then 🙂

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Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough
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Love the new look here, lady! And congrats on your move to Boston! And these cookies, OMG! So many exclamation points!!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Eeeeee, thank you!!

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Beeta @ Mon Petit Four
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These look so yummy – I love lemon poppy seed so I’m sure I’d be addicted to these cookies too! Congrats on the move 🙂 XO

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Beeta! It feels good to be back 🙂

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Sarah from Australia
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These cookies look amazing, and I want to make them for my mum as she loves anything lemon, but when I press the print button it only comes up with the picture – no ingredients or instructions. Not sure if it’s just me or not…

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Hi Sarah! Sorry to hear that. Do you have any popup software turned on? That may prevent it from showing up. When I click the button the entire preview shows up. Otherwise, you can copy the recipe and paste it into a word document to print. Sorry about the frustration!

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sue|theviewfromgreatisland
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Wow, this is such a great idea, and I’m loving your photos!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you as always, Sue!

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Renee @ Awesome on 20
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These look completely delightful. I can imagine the texture from the corn meal. Can’t wait to try them.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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They give it a great warmth. Thanks, Renee!

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Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom
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Sarah, haha, my mom would have said and made me do the same thing! 🙂 mothers! ok, I love lemon cookies .. and lemon + poppy seed cookies?!!!! Divine!!! love love love!!! and love the new site design! you must be so happy to be back in Boston! so happy for you!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Alice!! I’m like “mom, just trust.”

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Annie @ Annie's Noms
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Totally in love with these!! So pretty as well as full of loads of lemon – my favourite! Haha love how you had to clarify that you’re doing long-distance!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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I mean, I had to make mom happy 🙂

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Kimberly
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These definitely put me in the mood for spring! I bet these are addicting, they look great 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Kimberly! So addicting.

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Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
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Love these cookies! Lemon treats are my favorite! Yay, so glad to hear your move went well! The new site design looks gorgeous!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you so much Kelly! Glad you enjoy the design 🙂

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appetitedeluxe
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wow these look and sound amazing

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Joanne
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I am SOOO behind on blog reading, but YAY for a successful move and for having ALL THE FUN in my favorite city!! I’m actually going to be there june 5-9 for a science conference if you’re around and have time to get together for some eating! (No pressure if not, though.) These cookies look like sunshine to me..and I love that.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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OOOH LET’S DO IT I’LL BE AROUND! I’ll email ya 🙂

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Nicole
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Hi Sarah!

I love this recipe and I tried it early this morning, but my cookies came out a little lumpy.
Do you know if there’s a reason why this can happen?

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Hi Nicole! Sorry to hear that. Did you cream the butter and sugar well? This will make the dough airy, allowing the flour and cornmeal to better combine. Making sure the dough is well mixed is my best bet for why the cookies were lumpy. You can also try letting them chill in the fridge for 30 minutes before baking- this will further allow the dough to relax and come together! Hope this helps and happy baking 🙂

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Gail Peterson
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Making some treats for my dear nieces wedding. Could these cookies be made ahead and frozen? Frosted on the day of the wedding? She loves tiny treats.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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I’ve never frozen cookies, so I can’t say for sure. I would do some research online!

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