Lemon Poppy Seed Drops

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Appears in
The Modern Baker

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2008

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This is a simple but delicious cookie, but be careful—not everyone likes poppy seeds. They have a nutty, earthy flavor and provide a perfect bit of crunch.


  • 2 large eggs
  • cup sugar
  • 12 tablespoons (


  1. Set racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the eggs to break them up. Whisk in the sugar in a stream, followed by the butter, lemon zest, and vanilla.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, poppy seeds,