With a punch of lemony goodness and a hint of vanilla, these Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies are the perfect palette to create an Easter bunny cookies display.
To make the lemon poppy seed cookies, start with the bowl of a stand mixer. Here you will cream together butter and sugar, until light and fluffy.
With mixer on medium add eggs and mix until well combined.
One cup at a time, add your sifted flour to the butter mixture and mix until combined. Next add in your baking powder.
Finally, mix in your lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla extract, and poppy seeds.
Shape dough into a round disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate dough for one hour.
Remove the chilled lemon poppy seed cookie dough from fridge and place on your rolling surface, lightly dusted with flour, and roll out your chilled dough to ¼” thick.
I used a 3” round and Easter bunny shaped cookie cutters to create the shapes for the Easter bunny cookies and floral watercolor cookies.
Place Easter bunny cookie cut outs on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and chill in the refrigerator for an additional 30 minutes.
To make the lemon poppy seed cookie frosting; In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the whisk attachment, whip egg whites on medium until they become frothy.
Add icing to a piping bag fitted with a #3 decorating tip to get the perfect watercolor cookie design you want, and create details to your Easter bunny cookies as well.