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lemon shortbread seeds

Lemon shortbread seeds

This recipe was originally created for Go Bold With Butter.

What is a shortbread cookie?

If you’re looking for a cookie that’s not only delicious and easy, but also a little more sophisticated, then these lemon poppy seed shortbread cookies are just the cookie for you!

Ingredients you’ll need

Note: The icing will not completely harden so these cookies aren’t stackable. They’re still completely delicious without the icing though, if that works better for you!

Lemon shortbread seeds

Nothing better than a rich, buttery shortbread cookie in my book.

A Few Cook’s Notes for Lemon Poppyseed Shortbread Cookies Recipe:

I know cutout cookies are a bit more time consuming than drop cookies, but these only require a handful of ingredients and are quite easy to whip up.

So I decided, why not make my favorite muffin into a buttery, poppyseed-packed, lemony shortbread cookie?

Lemon shortbread seeds

If you love Lemon Poppyseed Muffins or Lemon Loaf, then these cookies are for you!


Use a 2-inch round cookie cutter (or other desired shape) to cut the dough into rounds and place on parchment paper-lined baking sheet.


On low speed, stir in poppy seeds and lemon zest stirring just until combined.