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A friend of mine mentioned lemon poppy seed muffins the other day, and I immediately wanted to make some. I didn’t have any poppy seeds though, and about the only thing I wanted more than a lemon poppy seed muffin was to NOT wrangle both kids through a trip to the grocery store.
To compensate, I did an online search and came up with this recipe for lemon cookies. (I used margarine instead of european butter. Go ahead and cringe now.) The recipe calls for rolling out the dough and cutting out individual cookies. Instead, I rolled tablespoons of dough into a ball and then flattened it with my thumb. It increased the cooking time to about 15 minutes. The cookies were very good and had a lovely lemon flavor.

Still, I can’t help but feel they could be kicked up a notch with the perfect add-in. My go-to add-in is chocolate chips, but in this case that just doesn’t feel right. Maybe I should just mix poppy seeds into the dough? Perhaps dried cranberries would have the right amount of sweet and tart to complement the lemon flavor. Any ideas? Help a girl out.