Julia's hungarian poppy seed cookies

Yield: 18 servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup milk
1 cup poppy seeds
1½ cup unbleached flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup butter
½ teaspoon lemon rind or extract
½ cup maple syrup

Heat milk over medium heat, but do not boil. Stir in poppy seeds; set aside. Combine flour, baking soda and nutmeg. Cream together butter, lemon and maple syrup. Gradually stir in dry ingredients. Blend well. Next, add poppy seed/milk mixture and blend thoroughly. Drop by teaspoonsful onto unoiled cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Makes 36

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