Poppy Thumbprints with Lemon Curd

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Those buttery cookies, which are rolled in poppy seeds and filled with homemade lemon curd or with your favourite jam., are perfect for the holidays. You can replace poppy seeds with finely chopped nuts or coconut shreds. Thoroughly delicious and a welcome addition to any cookie tray.

Lemon CurdCookie
  • 2 Eggs
  • 130 g Caster sugar
  • 65 g Butter
  • Juice and zest of 2 lemons
  • 280 g All purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1/5 tsp Salt
  • 200 g Unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 60 g Granulated white sugar
  • 1 Large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp Lemon extract
  • 50 g Poppy seeds
  1. Whisk the eggs and sugar in a saucepan until smooth, then place pan over a low heat. Add the butter, lemon juice and zest and whisk continuously until thickened. Strain through a sieve into a sterilised jar. Lemon curd keeps, covered, in the fridge for 2 weeks.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and lemon zest. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy with a hand mixer. Add egg yolk and lemon extract. Beat until combined. Sift the flour mixture into the creamed butter mixture and mix until the dough starts to come together. Dump on a floured board and roll together into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic and chill for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and lightly roll it in poppy seeds. Place on the prepared baking tray and press a light indentation into the top of each with your finger. Drop 1/2 teaspoon of lemon curd into each indentation. Bake for 15-18 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool.

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Anh 22/11/11 06:41

The cookies are absolutely stunning!

Sharmilee! :) 22/11/11 06:42

Wow looks too good...and classic clicks

OohLookBel 22/11/11 06:58

I’m a huge fan of lemon curd but have never had it in a cookie. What a great idea! Also love the suggestion of coconut, it would look very pretty on the cookies.

Ann 22/11/11 07:00

Okay - it's official. You are now the coolest person on the planet! I've never heard of putting lemon curd in thumb print cookies...just jam and I always thought they were just a tiny bit too sweet. This solves the dilemma nicely! Thank you very much!

Radhika 22/11/11 07:12

Wow, lovely idea of using lemon curd for filling. Wonderful clicks Angie. You rock.

Tina 22/11/11 07:13

beautiful nd perfect clicks nd cookies..

Rosa's Yummy Yums 22/11/11 07:17

Mmmhhh, surely heavenly! I love anything that contains lemon curd.



kitchen flavours 22/11/11 07:19

Poppy with lemon curd in a cookie! What delightful combination! I love lemon curd, never tried it in cookie before, looks yummy!

busygran 22/11/11 07:19

Lemon curd? It's my first learning of it on cookies! Bookmarked!

sangeeta 22/11/11 07:39

Absolutely innovative and stunning looking cookies. I love anything with lemon curd ...

bananamondaes 22/11/11 07:41

These look so delicate and pretty. The poppy seeds make these so unique.

Viviane Bauquet Farre 22/11/11 08:45

Delicious! Your photography involving the flowers and that regal gold basket are very pleasing to the eye. I'll bet these treats get gobbled up all too soon!

Ah Tze 22/11/11 08:49

Lemon curd cookies!! Lovely and refreshing snack!

Priya 22/11/11 09:19

Looks absolutely divine,feel like munching some.

thecompletecookbook 22/11/11 09:36

Angie what an incredible cookie recipe! You are so clever!
:-) Mandy

Happy Cook / Finla 22/11/11 10:00

Love the basket and the cookies look so so good.

Foodycat 22/11/11 11:28

These look so delicious! Perfect little cookies!

Asian-spice mix 22/11/11 11:50

WoW,,,these cookies looks so delicious,you are very creatif,beautiful poppy seed on these cookies :)

Rosemary 22/11/11 12:10

Your photographs are delightful and tempting. And so are the cookies . . .I've never made lemon curd, but have a jar in the pantry. And I'm a sucker for poppy seed anything. (Great quote. Where do you find all these?)

April 22/11/11 12:27

This recipe looks delicous! I have always loved lemon poppyseed things but I have never had any idea where to start making it. The poppyseed cookies sound like a great idea!

myitaliansmorgasbord 22/11/11 13:07

love lemon curd anything so I am sure I would love these...

Heather @ girlichef.com 22/11/11 13:23

Not only do these sound and look super tempting...the pictures are so sunny and bright that they totally make me smile!!

Vicki Bensinger 22/11/11 13:34

I've never heard of these cookies before but can't wait to try them. What a great idea to fill them with lemon curd - a favorite of mine. Too. Ad you didn't post these earlier. I would have asked you to enter them in my cookie swap. Love these!

Carolyn 22/11/11 13:41

Oh, these are just lovely. I adore Lemon Curd.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook 22/11/11 13:42

I love lemon curd in thumbprints and the poppy must give it an extraordinary flavor. Nice touch, they look amazing!

Sandra 22/11/11 13:49

These are cuties and love the pictures. I have a weakness for lemon curd and these would go down realy easy!

Belinda @zomppa 22/11/11 14:10

Hmm. Wanted something lemony...this might be it!

Parsley Sage 22/11/11 15:25

Ohmigosh, those look delicious :) I love the idea of using coconut flakes too!

aipi 22/11/11 15:39

Lemon curd in cookies is a genius idea, I love all the stunning shots! To good :)

Rosita Vargas 22/11/11 15:55

Una idea genial cuajada de limón es exquisita,lucen absolutamente impresionante,abrazos hugs,hugs.

Lizzy 22/11/11 15:56

Oh, my! I've never thought of putting lemon curd in thumbprints...but it sure trumps jam!!! Fabulous!!!

the food dude 22/11/11 16:41

Awesome flavors and textures, great cookie idea!

Ann@Anncoo Journal 22/11/11 16:53

These thumb prints cookies looks very pretty like golden coins! Love your presentation, so perfect!

Anne@frommysweetheart 22/11/11 18:07

Angie...these are beautiful! I made a mint thumbprint for a cooking club. But honestly....I much prefer a sweet, buttery little cookie with a sweet and sticky center. And I love poppy seeds...they just make the cookies that much prettier! : )

Tiffany 22/11/11 18:19

What a lovely, novel take on a classic flavor combo! :D

Eva kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com 22/11/11 18:22

What a festive looking cookie, Angie. I absolutely love lemon curd and the poppy seeds would add a very nice crunch and flavour. A worthy recipe for anyone's holiday treat list!

Tricia @ saving room for dessert 22/11/11 18:27

Beautiful cookies. I am a big fan of lemon curd so these are speaking to me!

Liz Marr @ Liz On Food 22/11/11 18:52

Lovely cookies - a break from the usual lemon poppyseed muffins.

sally 22/11/11 20:00

I love lemon curd on just about anything! It goes especially well with these cookies though!

Angie's Recipes 22/11/11 20:14

Thanks, Mary. We love poppy too. Can't remember where exactly I found those quotes...I think they are from many quotes' sites.

Jennie 22/11/11 20:15

These little beauties have my name written all over them!! Especially paired with lemon curd!! Gorgeous pictures too!

Lynda 22/11/11 20:25

Beautiful cookies! I've never seen a prettier thumprint cookie than these.
I'm afraid I'd devour these beauties in just a few minutes.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 22/11/11 20:49

I love the idea of the poppy seeds and lemon together but I've only had the combination in lemon poppy seed muffins. Great idea for these cookies, Angie!

Nitha 22/11/11 21:00

Lovely clicks... the dish sounds new to me.. But looks great..

Michael Toa 22/11/11 22:24

These little delights look so delicious. I adore lemons and I think with poppy seeds, they're just great!

S.V. 22/11/11 22:30

These look so good and I always love lemon and poppy seed together.... Plus I love thumbprint cookies.

Erica 22/11/11 22:37

Love the pictures and those cookies look amazing,Angie!I love lemon desserts and the poppy seed sounds like a great addition!

A Thought For Food 22/11/11 23:03

These are awesome! Beautiful job!

Jasna's kitchen creations 23/11/11 00:24

Yum! My favorite 2 ingredients for biscuits...They're on the list to try (soon)!

Joanne 23/11/11 02:05

Given how much I ADORE the lemon poppyseed combination...these totally have to happen.

Bizzy B. Bakes 23/11/11 02:32

You took unique elements and blended them to make an extra-special cookie.

Jenn 23/11/11 02:36

If they taste half as good as they look...count me in for a couple dozen, please :)

Claudia 23/11/11 02:39

Right away I thought - this sounds holiday-delicious. But then you added the lemon curd and I grew weak. Wonderful, Angie!

Torviewtoronto 23/11/11 03:35

delicious flavours I haven't had together

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter 23/11/11 04:53

these are adorable so need to make lemon curd

Zoe 23/11/11 06:05

These cookies are very lovely! The lemon curd filling and the rind of poppy seeds are simply beautiful!

easyfoodsmith 23/11/11 06:11

Thanks for visiting my blog...Your blog is an absolute delight. The poppy thumbprints with lemon curd sounds delicious. I am a happy follower of your blog now :-)

Foodness Gracious 23/11/11 08:28

Another talented post from you! I love these and could see quite a few being demolished at my table!
Take care...

PolarBear 23/11/11 10:21

Looks yummy! Love to have a go... you are great with your pics... so beautiful! Mei

clevermuffin.com 23/11/11 11:46

What an incredibly adorable looking biscuit! I love lemon curd, the sweet and tangy are such great flavours. Beautiful photos too.

Nammi 23/11/11 12:10

oh , they look so cute, love the photoes :)

Faith 23/11/11 14:10

These cookies are stunning! I love the combo of lemon & poppy -- delicious!

Victor 23/11/11 14:55

Lemons, my favorite ingredient of all time. If you have a store, I would order a dozen of these double lemon cookies.

FOODESSA 23/11/11 15:46

I never turn away from lemon based treats.
The suggestions of possibly replacing poppy seeds with coconut is perfect for me ;o)

Thanks Angie and have a great week.


Gina 23/11/11 17:47

Saw these the other day and thought they were something I would like. Been in the crazy race to the turkey finish line. Hope you are having a great week.

vianney 23/11/11 18:57

bursting with flavor!! Yummy, I love using poppy seeds! Thanks for sharing!

delphcotecuisine 23/11/11 20:28

lovely and very yummy cookies

Cinnamon and Thyme 23/11/11 21:09

Cookies looks so good, wanna have one...:) Thank you for the recipe.

Lisa @ Tarte du Jour 23/11/11 22:13

I wish I had one of these heavenly cookies right now with my cup of coffee! I adore lemon curd. Lovely photos too!

tigerfish 23/11/11 23:39

The lemon curd with cookies is an ingenious idea! :D

Joy 24/11/11 00:02

The cookies look great. The poppy seeds is a great add.

anne 24/11/11 00:10

Love the combination of the buttery cookies and the tart yet sweet flavor of lemon curd ;) Beautiful photos as always !

Gloria 24/11/11 01:07

I love these and I love lemon curd Angie:)

noobcook 24/11/11 03:43

love this set of photography with the soft lighting and flowers, which totally bring out the beauty of these cookies.

5 Star Foodie 24/11/11 04:10

These are definitely quite a treat! So wonderful with lemon curd!

cookingvarieties 24/11/11 05:00

hi angie, these cookies really look delicious in photographs.
i sure would like to try this..lemon curd taste seems interesting
bookmarked with thanks..

Hotly Spiced 24/11/11 11:46

I think poppy seeds and lemon curd go so well together. These cookies look perfect for a mid afternoon snack.

Beth 24/11/11 11:51

I adore lemon curd, and I think these cookies would be fantastic. It's nice to see a lighter dessert suggestion this week!

Christine@Christine's Recipes 24/11/11 14:45

Gorgeous pictures. Love lemon curd for cookies and any cakes. Yummy.

Elisabeth 24/11/11 16:22

Love your lemon curd, Angie...genius idea for the thumbprint cookies, and the poppy seeds are just a perfect combo and makes it look even prettier!
Droolworthy cookies, for sure!

Lisa H. 25/11/11 00:06

your bake are amazing... :D

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com 25/11/11 04:52

Mouth-watering and delicious cookies. I love lemon curd! And those photos?!? Gorgeous :D

Words Of Deliciousness 25/11/11 04:56

These cookies are beautiful. Yum!

Ivy 25/11/11 08:59

It's been a while since I last visited and apologize. I miss making desserts and I am always tempted by your delicious recipes Angie and your pictures look fabulous.

Peggy 25/11/11 11:48

Oh Angie, these cookies are so beautiful!

Ambreen 25/11/11 14:05

Your pics are really beautiful! This looks divine!

lisa is cooking 25/11/11 22:02

I love the bright yellow of the lemon curd in these! Lemon sounds great with poppy seeds too.

Reeni 26/11/11 00:02

These look absolutely delicious Angie! Lemon and poppy seeds were made for each other!

Catherine 26/11/11 02:26

Dear Angie, I would just LOVE these cookies. blessings, Catherine xo

denise fletcher 26/11/11 03:22

Hi Angie :) Thanks for checking out my new blog. I LOVE thumbprint cookies but yours are a notch above every other I have seen so far - so very pretty and the way you've styled the shots is just breathtaking!

lena 26/11/11 13:53

i wish i cld make these cookies as beautiful as you did! i'm actually afraid of putting jam on to the cookies. I had bad experience before that the jam was spilled out during baking :(

My Little Space 26/11/11 14:56

This sounded so irresistible, Angie. Love lemon curd in anything. Yummmm....

GG 26/11/11 18:35

What lovely looking cookies, I adore homemade lemon curd and having something to put it on other than toast is great. How much better than toast are these! GG

Kelly 28/11/11 15:03

These look so beautiful and appetizing Angie - the lemon curd has got me all aflutter! :)

Magic of Spice 30/11/11 01:23

These are so pretty Angie and I am sure delicious :)

Sue 2/12/11 01:21

These sound delicious! What a flavorful combination!

Amanda 26/4/12 04:15

Your presentation is gorgeous (as usual)!


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