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Lemon Poppy Seed Sandwich Cookies

"Poppy seed filling is seldom used in American cookies. In fact, the only time I see it with regularity is in Hamantashen, and even then, I’d never heard of someone making the poppy seed filling from scratch. I decided to experiment with from-scratch filling in these lemon poppy seed sandwich cookies. While you could use lemon curd as a filling for these little butter cookies dotted with poppy seeds (I wouldn’t fault you for making that splendid choice), filling the cookies with a poppy seed filling gives them more of a winter warmth.

"Poppy seed filling, you’ll find, isn’t tough to make. Once you have it on hand, you can use any extra filling as a spread on toast or crackers."

Cupcake Project began in 2007 as Stefani Pollack's journey to master the cupcake (for the full back story, see her post about the nine month adventure preparing to bake cupcakes for her friends’ wedding). As the home to over 200 cupcake recipes, Cupcake Project has become an encyclopedia of what the cupcake can become. Stef’s cupcakes range from basic and brilliant (like the Ultimate Vanilla Cupcake) to downright bizarre (Cupcakewurst).


US | Metric
Metric | US
  • Poppy Seeds - 1¼ oz
  • Baking Powder - 1/8 oz
  • Lemon Juice - 1 oz
  • Lemon Extract - 0.05 fl oz
  • All Purpose Flour - 9⅜ oz
  • Unsalted Butter - 5 oz
  • Egg yolk - 3/4 oz
  • Granulated Sugar - 3½ oz
  • Salt - 1 pinch
  • Poppy Seeds - 3¾ oz
  • Milk - 4⅜ oz
  • Honey - 1⅝ oz
  • Granulated Sugar - 1¾ oz
  • Unsalted Butter - 1/2 oz
  • Vanilla Extract - 1/8 oz


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