Munn Cookies

Munn Cookies


"These lemon poppy seed cookies are Jewish in background. They are a thin crispy cookie that's wonderful with tea."


1 h 17 m servings 141 cals
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Original recipe yields 30 servings



  • Calories:
  • 141 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 7.4 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.1g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 90 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Stir together the flour, poppy seeds, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl cream the butter and sugar together until light; beat in the egg yolk, lemon zest and lemon juice. Fold in the flour mixture and mix well.
  4. Divide dough in half and roll each half out on a lightly floured surface until 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters and place cookies on the prepared baking sheet. Brush tops of cookies with beaten egg white and sprinkle with white sugar.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden, the edges should be light brown.
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  1. 23 Ratings


The name comes from the German word for POPPY which is MOHN. The thinner you make them, the better. They are very dense - like a shortbread - and not sweet. Great with coffee. The dough is crumb...

I'd never tasted or even heard of these cookies before I saw the recipe here while looking for a lemon and poppy seed muffin recipe. I made these cookies instead. These came out so good. I got ...

Those who've not tried this recipe are really missing out! This is a great cookie to add to a more traditional holiday plate, because it looks so elegant. The taste is subtle with a lovely lem...

These are always a big hit . Whenever I bring them to a gathering I'm always asked for the recipe!. Sometime I substitute orange zest and organge juice and they are wonderful also!

This is a wondeerful recipe. The cookies tasted just heavenly with a light citrus flavor and, as the author indicated, they are great with tea. It really accent the flavor of Earl Grey.

just what I was looking for!

These cookies are very crumbly and biscuit like. I didn't use quite 1/2 cup of poppy seeds. Instead of egg wash and sugar on top I used sugar cookie icing from this site and added lemon extract ...

They are really called mohn cookies (mohn is poppy in German and they are Yiddish cookies); those were... okay.

This was the delicious crispy cookies. I like cookies crispier. I've tried several other lemmon (and lime) cookie recipes from this site, and they always turned out soft cake like cookies. But I...