Poppy Seed Sandwich Cookies

Do you remember a while back I posted Peanut Butter and Jam Cookies? I mentioned I had bookmarked two cookie recipes from Pastry Studio and here's the second. Nothing tastier than a lemony poppy seed cookie. And the cream cheese filling is delicious, snuggled between the cookies. Both these recipes are going to be such a hit when I serve them. Not saving these for Christmas! These glamour cookies are going on my tea table in October.

Gayle from Pastry Studio has a eCookbook out for Kindle (and other androids).  For information and link click HERE

Poppy Seed Sandwich Cookies
From Pastry Studio

Ingredients for the cookies:
2 cups flour
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup poppy seeds
1/4 teaspoon salt
zest of 1 lemon
8 oz (16 tablespoons) cold butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla

Ingredients for the filling:
4 oz cream cheese at room temperature
1 1/2 oz (3 tablespoons) butter at room temperature
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar, sifted
2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

In a food processor, place the flour, confectioner's sugar, poppy seeds, salt and lemon zest and process to combine.  Cut the cold butter into 1/2" cubes and add to the flour mixture.  Process 10 - 15 seconds.  Combine the egg and vanilla and pour over the mixture.  Process about 15 seconds until the dough starts to clump around the center of the machine.

Divide the dough in half.  Place half of the dough on a piece of plastic wrap.  Cover with another piece of plastic wrap and roll out to a circle 9 1/4" in diameter.  Slide onto a sheet pan and refrigerate until completely chilled.  Repeat with the other half of the cookie dough.

When the cookie dough has been thoroughly chilled, preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment or silpats.

Remove one sheet of cookie dough from the refrigerator and lift off the plastic wrap on both sides.  Using a 2" round or square cookie cutter or other similar sized shape, cut out cookies and place on prepared cookie sheet.  Refrigerate.  Repeat with second sheet of cookie dough.

When oven is ready, bake the cookies until the edges just start to take on some color, about 12 minutes, rotating the baking sheets halfway through.  Cool on a wire rack.

For the filling, whisk together all of the ingredients until smooth.  Spread onto half of the cookies and top with remaining cookies.


  1. A delightful treat! Those cookies look extremely tempting and enjoyable.



  2. Love poppy seeds..the look especially:)
    I bet these are great Barbara .Thanks for the recipe..

  3. lemon and poppyseed is one of my favorite flavor profiles so these are going on the menu for sure!

  4. Gosh, these look perfect. All I need is a nice cup of earl grey tea and I'd be set :D
    *kisses* H

  5. Oh my. Those do sound made for tea!

  6. Beautiful cookies to serve up with the first morning coffee- or tea for the tea lovers, Delightful.


  7. I am visiting my mom & dad & my mom just made your stunning poppy seed cookies & we are enjoying them with some good tea!

    We all love them! :) xxx MMMMMM!

  8. You read my mind. I have been in such a mood to have cookies. My sweet tooth is screaming for some help and I love poppyseeds. Another great sweet Barbara, how do you stay slim!

  9. My husband loves poppy. These cookies are great for the afternoon tea.

  10. Those are elegant looking little beauties right there!

  11. I love anything to do with poppy seeds - what a great idea to do this as a sandwich cookie!

  12. hey those sound pretty good actually...i am a sucker for a crispy cookie with filling...smiles..

  13. That lemon poppyseed combo is one of my baked good favorites! I know I'd love these.

  14. I love this type of cookie and your recipe sounds outstanding. I'm curious and will give it a try. Have a great weekend, Barbara. Blessings...Mary

  15. Oh my! That is my idea of a cookie. Wonderful!

  16. These cookies would be lovely in the afternoon sharing a cup of tea with friends.

  17. I love poppy seeds, I love lemon - these cookies look terrific!

  18. Que ricas galletas se ven muy irresistible,abrazos.

  19. Heavenly cookies, so delicious :D


  20. well, it's not a poppy seed treat without some lemon, am i right? lovely sandwiches, barbara. :)

  21. Lemon and poppy seeds are a marriage made in heaven. Very pretty sandwiches Barbara.



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