Are you all ready? It is time for the big reveal! For the 2011 Blogger Cookie Swap, I made Lemon-Poppy Seed Cookies.
I was asked to make dairy-free cookies, which I typically do not make. I do like to substitute soy or almond milk for regular milk. I was set out on a mission to have the qualities I love in a cookie while making them completely dairy-free. My favorite things in a cookie are softness, sweet and somewhat “healthy.” The last one is always the hardest since cookies usually are not healthy. I tried my best and tried this recipe and LOVED it!
Lemon-Poppy Seed Cookies (adapted from Bright and Blithe blog) ¾ cup white sugar ¾ cup light brown sugar ½ cup margarine (I used Earth Balance) 1 cup applesauce 1-¾ tsp. vanilla 1-¼ tsp. lemon juice ¾ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. salt 2-½ cups flour ¾ tbp. poppy seeds ½ cup Pomegranate Craisins
Cream both sugars, margarine and applesauce Add vanilla, lemon juice and poppy seeds Mix in baking soda, salt and flour Stir in craisins Drop spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet Bake 10 minutes at 350
Once cooled, I packaged them up in some Christmas containers for the ride to their eaters…Michelle, Kimberly and Lilli. To each box, I added a recipe card and short note. I sent the boxes out the next morning!!
I have heard positive feedback from both the receivers and my co-workers who tasted my test batches! These are not exactly holiday cookies but definitely awesome tasting and I recommend trying them.