Vickys Remembrance Day Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies GF DF EF SF NF

Vickys Remembrance Day Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies GF DF EF SF NF

Especially for Remembrance Day, Lest We Forget


24 servings

  1. Lemon Poppyseed Cookies

  2. 170 grams gold foil-wrapped Stork block (dairy & soy-free) / butter

  3. 170 grams granulated sugar

  4. 3 tbsp light coconut milk

  5. 2 tsp lemon zest

  6. 1 tsp vanilla extract

  7. 240 grams gluten-free / plain flour

  8. 1/2 tsp baking powder

  9. 1/4 tsp xanthan gum if using gluten-free flour

  10. 1 tbsp poppy seeds

  11. Icing

  12. 600 grams icing / powdered sugar

  13. water

  14. gel food dye in red, black and green


  1. Cream together the sugar and Stork / butter, then mix in the milk, lemon zest and vanilla

  2. Mix in the flour, baking powder and xanthan gum if using until you form a dough. Gluten-free flour may need an extra tablespoon of milk added in

  3. Sprinkle in the poppy seeds and knead through

  4. Wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate for an hour

  5. Preheat the oven to gas 5 / 190C / 375°F

  6. Roll or pat out the dough to around 5mm thick and cut rounds out with a 3 inch cookie cutter. I get between 24 – 30 depending on the flour I use

  7. Bake for 15 – 18 minutes until golden

  8. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely

  9. Mix the icing sugar with just enough water to make a thick but spreadable glaze and pour some into a piping bag

  10. Pipe a white background circle onto each cookie and let set

  11. Remove 6 tablespoons of leftover white icing and colour 3 black and 3 green

  12. Colour the rest red

  13. The poppy emblem used by the British Legion is the shape of a number 8 with a wider bottom or a snowman if you can picture that better. Put the red icing in a piping bag and pipe that outline onto each cookie then go back and fill the shapes in

  14. When the red has set use the black to pipe a dot in the middle of each poppy

  15. Then use the green to make the stems or a leaf if you like

  16. Let set for a good hour before serving

  17. In memory of those who fought for their countries and laid down their lifes in the hope that the future could be lived in peace. Lest We Forget.

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