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Lemon Coriander Cookies

June 23rd, 2008

 Lemon Coriander Cookies

Elise and Garrett posted a recipe for making Orange Poppy Seed Cookies and I thought they sounded good and was about to make them when I read the end of the post.  Garrett mentioned that a “novel option” was to switch out the poppy seeds for some ground coriander and replace the orange with lemon.  I did just that!  The result was a happy mouth.  They weren’t as “savory” as I thought they might be, but they were good nonetheless.

I doubled his suggested coriander, but I think that caused too much of a salty flavor.  Next time I think I’ll just use 1 teaspoon as he suggests.  I love using lemon zest in recipes so naturally the strong lemon flavor was a selling point for me.  I got the wife’s approval on these too — we ate almost half of them right after they baked!!!!  Here’s what I did:

Butter!Beating it good


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup of butter at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander


  1. Beat the sugar and butter until fluffy
  2. Add the egg and lemon zest
  3. Mix in the flour, coriander, salt and baking soda just until combined
  4. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
  5. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 12 minutes (or just until it starts to turn golden around the bottom/edge.

I hope you enjoy them!

4 Responses to ' Lemon Coriander Cookies '

  • Aliyah says: [January 20th, 2010 8:46 pm]

    I did this recipe and added coconut milk and some lemon juice to make awesome lemon coriander cupcakes. Should give it a try!

  • Hollie says: [February 28th, 2011 11:08 am]

    I make a lemon cookie with coriander AND poppyseed. It’s a favorite at my house with adults and kids. YUM!

  • Shel says: [January 23rd, 2012 11:11 pm]

    I was hunting around for cookie recipes today that included oranges (and coriander since it’s a favorite of mine and often overlooked). I found this one and gave it a try, instead of a full conversion from orange-poppyseed to lemon-coriander, I only went half way. Mmm! It was delicious, but I’m tellin’ ya it totally reminded me of fruity pebbles cereal! 😀 Good stuff! I want to try it with more fruits!

  • Rich says: [February 3rd, 2013 10:31 am]

    I added 1/4 cup grated carrots instead of lemon zest. but did add 1 tsp lemon juice. Love these babies.

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