Munn Cookies

Munn Cookies

16 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    12 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 17 m
Alex
Recipe by  Alex

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

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 5 dozen

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Directions

  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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Reviews (16)

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mischa869
15

mischa869

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 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.

Stef
13

Stef

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 8 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!

celtic_rowan
11

celtic_rowan

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 finish. (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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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (30 total)

  • Calories
  • 141 cal
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 7.4 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs
  • 17.1 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 90 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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