Poppyseed and Lemon Biscuits with Lemon Sugar

These little babies are a Donna Hay creation and I have done the conversion for TMX.  They looked great in her picture……..and then I made them in the Thermomix, and now I can confirm – They are GREAT!

The flavour is subtle but delicious, the lemon sugar tops the biscuit off perfectly and makes them just a little bit naughty.   With just the right amount of chewiness and crumble, these are my favorite cookies at the moment.


  330g caster sugar

2 Tbs lemon zest

225g softened butter

1 egg

1 Tbs lemon juice

300g plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 Tbs poppy seeds


  1. Add 110g of caster sugar and 1 Tbs lemon zest to the bowl.  Mix for 10 seconds on Speed 8, then set aside
  2. To the empty bowl, add the remaining caster sugar and the butter.  Cream in the bowl for 30 seconds on Speed 5
  3. Add egg and lemon juice and mix for 5 seconds on Speed 5
  4. Add remaining ingredients, including lemon zest and poppyseeds, and mix for 10 seconds on Speed 5.  Scrape down bowl and mix again for 5 seconds on Speed 5
  5. Roll the mixture into balls, then roll through the lemon sugar and place on a lined try.  Leave enough room for the biscuits to spread.
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes in oven at 180degrees or until just golden, then cool on a wire rack
  7. Sprinkle with more lemon sugar and serve

Hints & Tips

  • The mixture will appear a litle wet – its supposed to be like this.
  • Make sure you leave enough space for the biscuits to spread and try to use a big tray as mine were happier on the big one.
  • The mix makes about 38 biscuits which was a lot, I have rolled the remaining mixture into balls and into the sugar and placed them in the freezer to use later
  • These are great with a coffee, and would just be beautiful at a morning team with the ladies
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