Munn Cookies14 Reviews
- Prep: 20 min
- Cook: 12 min
- Ready In: 1 hr 17 min
“These lemon poppy seed cookies are Jewish in background. They are a thin crispy cookie that's wonderful with tea.” - by Alex
Original recipe yields 5 dozen
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Stir together the flour, poppy seeds, baking powder and salt.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden, the edges should be light brown.
Amount Per Serving (30 total)
- 141 cal
- 7.4 g
- 17.1 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (14)Rate This Recipe
"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 crumbly, so..." See more when I get to the end, I form a log (this could be done in plastic) and slice the log. I also use a small cookie cutter as the larger they are, the harder they are to cook through to the middle."
"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 about ..." See more8 dozen cookies out of the batch (I used a smallish heart-shaped cookie cutter). Not having tasted them before, the taste and texture of the cookie base itself reminded me a little of a shortbread cookie. These cookies go really well with a cup of tea, as noted in another review. The cookies are only mildly sweet. They keep their shape well while baking. They are sturdy and crunchy without being hard. I had a slight problem with the dough sticking as I rolled it out, so I just dusted on some more flour to make it work. I am about to make another batch right now!"
"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 lemony fi..." See morenish. (I was generous with the lemon zest.) I was initially concerned about straying away from the circle shape, but my stars turned out lovely. I could easily see one adding a nice sugar glaze if they want a more decadent flavor, but I don't think it's necessary."
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