Yield: 25 whoopie pies (or 50 cookies)

Lemon Poppy Seed Whoopie Pies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes

These Lemon Poppy Seed Whoopie Pies are a soft and chewy cookie with a sweet and tangy citrus filling! Your taste buds are going to sing!


For the cookies:

  • ¾ cup plus 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅔ cup light corn syrup
  • ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 lemon, zested (about 2 tsp)
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp poppy seeds

For the filling:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 lemon zested (about 2 tsp)
  • 1 lemon juiced (about 3 Tbsp)

For the garnish:

  • ½ cup white chocolate, melted
  • yellow sanding sugar sprinkles, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar for the cookie dough. Beat at medium speed until well blended. Add in eggs, corn syrup, yogurt, lemon zest, and lemon extract. Beat until combined.
  3. Beat in flour, baking powder, and poppy seeds. Using a 2 Tbsp cookie scoop, drop tablespoons of dough onto parchment paper lined baking sheets.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes, just until the edges and bottoms begin to brown. Remove from oven and cool completely on wire rack.
  5. To make the filling for the whoopie pies, beat butter for 2-3 minutes until pale in color. Add in powdered sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice. Beat for an additional 2-3 minutes until smooth and fluffy.
  6. Using a plastic resealable bag, add filling. Snip off corner and pipe onto cookie. Add second cookie to make whoopie pie.
  7. If desired, drizzle with melted white chocolate and yellow sanding sugar. ENJOY.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 226Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 56mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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