makes 2-1/2 dozen
½ cup milk
1 cup poppy seeds
1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
pinch of ground cloves
pinch of salt
1 cup butter
½ cup honey
½ teaspoon lemon extract
Preheat oven to 350F.
Bring milk just up to the boil over medium heat, but do not boil.
Stir in poppy seeds, remove from heat and set aside.
In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cloves, nutmeg, and salt.
Beat together butter, honey, and lemon extract.
Gradually add dry ingredients.
Add the poppy seed/milk mixture.
Drop by the spoonful onto cookie sheets about 2" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Transfer to wire racks to cool.