Lemon-Poppy Seed Crisps

We are having a dinner party later this week and I am starting to get ready.  Today was dessert day.  This is one thing I made.  Others coming.  I got this out of Martha Stewart's Cookie book

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

2 sticks unsalted butter

2 cup flours

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 large egg

2 tsp. vanilla extract

4 1/2 tsp. grated lemon zest

1 tbsp poppy seeds plus more for sprinkling

Preheat the oven to 350.  Put the lemon juice in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.  Reduce by half.  Then add in one stick of butter and stir until melted.

Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.  In mix-master with a paddle attachment, put in the other stick of butter and 1 cup of sugar.  Turn on to medium speed and let mix until pale (about 3 minutes).  Mix in the vanilla and 3 1/2 tsp lemon zest.  Reduce the speed to low and mix in the flour and 1 tbsp. poppy seeds.

In a small bowl put 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tsp. lemon zest and mix.  Take the cookie dough and roll 1 1/4 inch balls.  Roll them in the sugar/lemon mixture.  Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Take a glass and put the bottom in the sugar mixture and then put the balls down until flattened (1/4 inch thick).  Sprinkle some poppy seeds over the top.

Bake until browned around the edges.  12 minutes.