Lemon Poppy Seed Thumbprint Cookies

These lemon poppy seed thumbprint cookies are soft, crumbly land filled with a sweet curd making these cookies the perfect little spring treat.

These lemon poppy seed thumbprint cookies are soft, crumbly land filled with a sweet curd making these cookies the perfect little spring treat.

Folks, this has been a very crazy week. It has some how flown by and despite being busy on one project or another, it seems as if I have accomplished nothing at all. Yesterday was just not my day. Everything that could go wrong in one day did. So so frustrating. But that’s why we have cookies, especially these lemon poppy seed thumbprint cookies. Cookies fix everything and always make you feel 100% happier (rule #132 in life). These lemon poppy seed thumbprint cookies brought smiles to my face (and belly) all week long. They are that good. I could barely take decent pictures of them to share with you as I was focused on taste testing and also well… it’s been one heck of a crazy week in lab. Sorry about that.

These lemon poppy seed thumbprint cookies are soft, crumbly land filled with a sweet curd making these cookies the perfect little spring treat.

But don’t let the looks fool you. They are soft, crumbly, almost shortbread texture, lemon cookies rolled in lemon sugar and are filled with a sweet and tart lemon ‘poppy seed’ curd. I used chia seeds instead of poppy seeds to sneak in some nutrients. After all, they look like poppy seeds! Chia seeds are a great source of fiber, protein, omega 3s and they make you feel ‘full’ faster. Just what you need to portion control yourself because these cookies will disappear fast in front of you.

These cookies were one of the three recipes we made in Pass the Cook Book Club this month. Our host, Erin from The Spiffy Cookie, chose the amazing Breakfast for Dinner cookbook by Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth of Love & Olive Oil. In addition to these lemon poppy seed thumbprint cookies, group members tried the Breakfast Sausage Ravioli and Italian-Style Stuffed French Toast recipes from the book as well.

As an extra fun bonus this month, Pass the Cook Book Club is hosting a giveaway for three readers to win a copy of Breakfast for Dinner cookbook!

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To enter, simply use the rafflecopter widget below! The giveaway will run for a week, ending at midnight on 5/1/14. Three winners will be selected at random. Good luck πŸ™‚

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For the other recipes, check out these links from Pass the Cook Book Club members below. To join, read this post by our leader Kita and find out how to join us each month as we dust off old cookbooks on our shelves.

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