These crumbly poppy seed cookies get an aromatic lift from lemon zest. They go well with afternoon tea or any tea break during the day.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper andlower thirds. In a medium bowl, combine flour,salt, and baking soda. In a small bowl, mix togethersugar, egg yolks, poppy seeds, oil, lemon zest,and vanilla. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture untilcombined (dough will be dry).
Drop dough by teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto two parchment-lined baking sheets. Bakecookies until golden brown, 10 to 14 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Transfer cookies while hot to wire racks, and let cool completely.