This is a light delicious addition to the Christmas Cookie Platters I make up as gifts. I am a huge fan of poppyseeds and so therefore a big fan of these. I got this recipe from a little cookbook a few years back. Still have the cookbook with my little changes and notes written in it : ) I use a bit of anise in my recipe. You can omit this completely or you can add almond or lemon instead.
Beat sugar and butter together at medium speed in large bowl until creamy. Add in egg and lemon peel and beat in.
In a seperate small bowl combine flour, salt, and baking soda. Now add the dry mix to the butter and sugar mixture gradually. Add poppyseeds and anise and beat in on low speed.
On ungreased cookie sheet drop cookie dough by large teaspoonfuls. Space cookies about 2 inches apart.
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Edges should be lightly browned up.
Remove from oven and cool on cookie sheets for a minute. Then place on wire racks and cool completely.
Mix confectioners sugar and lemon juice together in a small bowl. Now drizzle the icing ovewr the top of each cookie. Allow cookies to set for 20 or 25 minutes before packaging or storing in containers