Lemon Poppyseed Blondies
Lemon Poppyseed Blondies are awesome! These heavenly bar-type cookies have a tasty lemon poppyseed shortbread crust. But the kicker is the thick lemony powdered sugar frosting. Oh yeah! Then the frosting is sprinkled with lemon zest and I topped the bars with fresh raspberries. Yes, Siree! These cookies are the real deal.
I was busy baking cookies and blondies for our Christmas Cookie Extravaganza this year when I ended up with a whole lot of leftover icing from making Cranberry Lemon Sandwiches. I wondered what I was going to do with all that extra icing.
I hated to throw it away so I refrigerated it. That night while I was trying to get to sleep, I came up with the idea to put the icing on top of a luscious lemon poppyseed shortbread base like these, these, these, and these. If you enjoy lemon desserts this one is really amazing. It has strong lemon flavor in the cookie and the icing, and then on top of the icing. Lemon zest sprinkled liberally on top made these cookies fantastic.
If you’re looking for a super scrumptious recipe for your next potluck or holiday fare, I can’t recommend Lemon Poppyseed Blondies enough. They’re divine! And, of course, if you love icing on your cookies, then these are to die for!
Lemon Poppyseed Blondies are awesome. Especially if you like frosting oozing down the sides of the bar!
The Lemon Frosting is so delicious.
If you take these blondies to a holiday party or a Super Bowl game, they’ll be gone in a jiffy!
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients for the blondies. While I only used one tablespoon poppyseeds, you can use more if you desire.
Place softened butter in a large mixing bowl. Add oil, eggs, sugar, powdered sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, poppyseeds, cream of tartar, baking soda and sea salt.
Mix with an electric mixer until smooth.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods.
Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
Press mixture down into a greased 12×17″ cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely before spreading with frosting.
I used these ingredients to make the icing.
Mix with an electric mixer to combine. (This is a triple batch so it is much more than you will need for this recipe).
Spread icing over cooled shortbread bars. Sprinkle generously with lemon zest.
Cut into 48 bars. (I highly recommending refrigerating the bars a couple of hours before cutting).
Lemon Poppyseed Blondies are terrific for holiday baking. Everyone loves them.
If you like a firmer icing and perfect edges, then refrigerate the bars before cutting. If you prefer the frosting softer and oozing down the sides then cut the bars soon after you ice them! 🙂
These make great treats to take to office parties.
Lemon Poppyseed Blondies are heavenly. You won’t be able to stop eating them!
Here’s the recipe.
LEMON POPPYSEED BLONDIES
(My own concoction)
Are you starting to drool?
Lemon Poppyseed Blondies are sure to be a crowd pleaser wherever you take them.
This one’s for you!