Mun (or Moon or Poppy Seed) Cookies

This report on NPR reminded me of the Mun Cookies my mom used to have us help make during snow days etc. when I was a kid. We would have to write our names in cookie dough and get to eat our names. My brother & I (and I suspect my cousins too) learned to spell our names through mun cookies.

Below is a mashup of the two recipes.

Recipe: Mun Cookies


  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup mun (poppy seeds)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Rind of one lemon


  1. Mix together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, poppy seeds, & sugar).
  2. Whisk together the wet ingredients (oil, eggs, vanilla, & lemon rind).
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator one hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 350.
  6. Either break off teaspoon size balls and flatten into round cookies, or roll out and use a cookie cutter.
  7. Please on a greased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake 10-12 minutes until lightly browned around the edges.
  9. Let cook ~1 minute on baking sheet then transfer to a rack to cool all the way.

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