Poppyseed Cookies


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Tender, lightly crisp cookies with just a hint of lemon flavor. Excellent with mid-morning coffee or for an afternoon tea. The dough is very sticky so flour hands frequently when shaping it into balls.


3/4 cup oil
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
Juice of 1 large lemon
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup poppyseeds


Blend oil and sugar. Add eggs, lemon juice, and vanilla; beat thoroughly. Sift flour and baking powder and add to sugar mixture. Stir in poppyseeds. Form dough into balls the size of walnuts and flatten them with a floured fork until thin. Bake on greased cookie sheets at 375 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes. Cookies will remain fairly pale. Cool on racks.

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Makes 4-1/2 dozen.

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