Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Where in the World is Bakingdom? Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread {Updated}

by Darla

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Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread | ©Bakingdom

*Cue cheesy game show intro music*

Welcome, welcome ladies and gentlemen! Are you ready for another rousing rendition of “Where in the World is Bakingdom?”

Last time, “Where in the World” was a little inaccurate, because it was actually “Where in the U.S.“, but this time, you actually do have the entire world to choose from!

I know…that actually makes it harder, doesn’t it?

Well, don’t fret, because those cookies up there? Those are your very first clue. They’re a very subtle clue, at that. Very subtle.

Hmmmm…should I give you more clues today? Or leave it mysterious? I mean, you’re getting two more clues over the next two days… And you get to enter each day…

Alright. Here’s how this is gonna work:

Today is the first clue. There will be two other clues/giveaways throughout this week. There is something about this recipe that hints as to where the U.S. Coast Guard is moving us to next. It’s one of the ingredients, actually, and if you know which one, then you probably have a pretty good shot at guessing where we’re headed.

If you think you know, then leave a comment below. Here’s the thing, though… You don’t have to get it right. :) Just make a guess, leave a comment, and you’re entered to win. :) Check out all of the details below.

But first, and I’m serious here, go make these cookies, because ohmigosh they are stupid good.

Lemon Glazed Poppy Seed Shortbread | ©BakingdomThey’re not fancy, or elaborate…they’re quite humble, but they are delicious.

The cookies themselves are fantastic, but then you add the lemony glaze, and magic happens.

Lemon Glazed Lemon Poppy Shortbread | ©BakingdomThese would be the perfect little cookie to pack up and take along on a little picnic or a day of…oh, I don’t know…sightseeing? Or flower ogling

(In case you didn’t catch that, that was another subtle hint there…)

Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread Cookies | ©BakingdomYou can whip these up in only 5 minutes, and they’re baked and iced in under an hour. They’re perfect for a last minute get together or tea party! Plus, they keep beautifully for up to a week, in an airtight container, so you can even keep them on hand for surprise guests.

Enjoy!

Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread {Printable Version}
Makes about 16 to 18 cookies

**As always, if you choose to make this recipe vegan or gluten-free, double check all of your ingredients to make sure they meet the criteria.

Ingredients

FOR THE COOKIES
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened (or margarine for vegan/dairy free)
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
1 cup flour (GF for gluten free)
pinch of salt
poppy seeds

FOR THE FROSTING
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons milk (soy or almond for vegan/dairy free)
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

To make the cookies: Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.

In the bowl of a standing mixer, beat the butter and confectioners’ sugar together until light and fluffy. Stir in the lemon zest. Add the flour and salt, and continue beating until everything is fully incorporated and the mixture forms a cohesive dough.

Scoop level one tablespoon portions of dough, and roll into balls. Place on the prepared baking sheet, about 1 1/2-inches apart. Using your thumb, a spoon, a fork, or decorative press, press down gently on each cookie until it is about 1/2-inch thick. Sprinkle each cookie with 1/4 teaspoon or so of poppy seeds. Bake for 30-35 minutes.

Allow to cool completely before frosting or serving.

To make the frosting: Whisk all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl. Frost cookies once they are cooled and allow to sit for 20 to 30 minutes to set up.

Recipe by Darla

Loki Loves Cookies | ©BakingdomAnd the winner is…

Cookbooks Winner…comment #214!

Cookbooks RobinCongratulations, Robin! I hope you make the cookies, they were delicious! I will be contacting you shortly to get your mailing address.

Now, who wants to win a collection of creative and beautiful cookbooks?

That’s right, I have compiled a collection of some of my favorite cookbooks to share with you, including:

It’s easy. Just take a guess at where in the world today’s recipe refers to in the comment section below. You can guess a continent, country, state, city…

That’s it! You don’t even have to get it right! Just answer, and you’re entered. But try to see if you can get it right…that’s where all the fun is! Then, if you don’t win, at least you get bragging rights. ;)

I’m sorry, this giveaway is only open to US readers. (International readers: please stay tuned for an international giveaway later this week!)

**Comments are moderated, so if you’ve never commented here before, your comment will not immediately appear.**

Contest is open until 11:59 pm, EST, Sunday, July 14, 2013. The winner will receive one collection of cookbooks, compiled by me (see list above). :) The winner will be chosen randomly at www.random.org and announced here Tuesday, July 16 2013.

I will contact the winner, so don’t forget to add your email in the email section!

Good luck with the giveaway!

♥,
Darla

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{ 234 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kayle (The Cooking Actress) July 9, 2013 at 9:33 am

England!?

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2 TheSweetGeek July 9, 2013 at 9:39 am

Turkey!!

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3 Melinda @cookingalamel July 9, 2013 at 9:41 am

I’ll take a stab at it and say Scotland.. hmmm!

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4 Danielle July 9, 2013 at 9:42 am

The Netherlands

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5 Mollie H. July 9, 2013 at 9:47 am

Scotland?

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6 Nicole July 9, 2013 at 9:47 am

Germany?

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7 Cindy July 9, 2013 at 9:49 am

I’m going to guess England as well.

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8 Christina July 9, 2013 at 9:54 am

My guess is Turkey. Although, I’m kind of clueless. :o)

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9 Julie July 9, 2013 at 9:55 am

My guess is England.

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10 Terri A. July 9, 2013 at 9:56 am

The Netherlands

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11 Emily {Pink Tiger in the Kitchen} July 9, 2013 at 10:02 am

I’m going to have to go with the Netherlands!!

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12 Kathia July 9, 2013 at 10:04 am

I would say England also. Wow another move!

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13 Rachel July 9, 2013 at 10:12 am

Scotland is my guess. I’m new to your site and am completely enjoying it! Especially the parts about your husband because I think he is similar to mine-coffee, beer, etc. :)

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14 Molly Nowak July 9, 2013 at 10:17 am

Hmmm…….the first thing that popped into my head was Holland. But they are famous for tulips, not poppies. So…maybe it’s Belgium or France? Arrrggg. I’m not very good at this! France. I’m going with France. Mostly because I can totally picture you strolling along the Seine with your adorable little white dog…

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15 Dani July 9, 2013 at 10:25 am

Mainland Europe I think.

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16 Jillian July 9, 2013 at 10:26 am

I would guess the Netherlands? :-)

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17 Amanda L. July 9, 2013 at 10:26 am

The Netherlands?

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18 pj July 9, 2013 at 10:31 am

New York. And there should be an easy way to print out your delicious goodies.

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19 PeggyFin July 9, 2013 at 5:27 pm

There is a ‘printable version’ link next to the title of the recipe! :)

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20 Krys July 9, 2013 at 10:31 am

Hmm, my guess is England also, although I’m not very good at guessing. :)

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21 lisat July 9, 2013 at 10:32 am

I’m going to guess somewhere in the Mediterranean, based on the poppy seeds?

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22 Beka July 9, 2013 at 10:32 am

The first place that popped in my mind when I read you were relocating was- Germany!:-) I love your blog, your recipes, and your love for the 10th doctor:-) He’s my favorite too:-)

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23 Ladybug July 9, 2013 at 10:33 am

France

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24 Sarah Ashley July 9, 2013 at 10:34 am

I’m guessing the United Kingdom, for the shortbread.

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25 Renee @ Awesome on $20 July 9, 2013 at 10:34 am

I’m going to be crazy and say Italy. I didn’t realize the U.S. Coast Guard had an international presence. Lemons make me think of Italy, and my uncle in the Navy was stationed there. I really have no idea, though. Since it’s shortbread, I also kind of hope it’s Scotland, in which case, I’ll totally be stalking you the next time we’re in the UK. You’ve been warned. ;) Don’t worry, I’ll only attack you with cookies.

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26 Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie July 9, 2013 at 10:35 am

I think the Netherlands :)

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27 Charlotte July 9, 2013 at 10:35 am

Denmark?

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28 Andrea July 9, 2013 at 10:35 am

Hmm…I’m going to guess…California somewhere? TOTAL guess, btw. It’s funny that you’ve posted a Lemon Poppy recipe, as I was just telling a friend earlier that I was craving lemon poppyseed! It’s meant to be, me and these cookies.

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29 Ivette Gutierrez July 9, 2013 at 10:36 am

Hungary!

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30 Strawberryfielde July 9, 2013 at 10:39 am

I’m gonna guess Czech Republic!

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31 Beth July 9, 2013 at 10:39 am

Belgium?

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32 Rebecca Newport July 9, 2013 at 10:41 am

“flower oogling” I want to say Holland.

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33 Jen B July 9, 2013 at 10:41 am

Either The Netherlands or Turkey…OK, I vote for Turkey!

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34 Tasha N. July 9, 2013 at 10:43 am

I’m going to guess…. Turkey. And I can’t wait to try these cookies!

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35 Larissa July 9, 2013 at 10:43 am

California. Those cookies sound really good!

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36 Cecily July 9, 2013 at 10:44 am

I think England.

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37 MP July 9, 2013 at 10:44 am

The Netherlands?

I hope wherever you go, it’s somewhere you love!

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38 Susan S July 9, 2013 at 10:45 am

How about in an English Garden?

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39 Bernadette July 9, 2013 at 10:46 am

These look so good and I love poppy seeds. I’m thinking I am supposed to guess internationally but I am going to say Florida for the heck of it! :)

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40 Shan July 9, 2013 at 10:46 am

The Middle East…I say, Afghanistan? Can’t wait to find out, the suspense is killing me! Oh well, at least I have everything in the pantry to make these cookies! ;)

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41 Nicole July 9, 2013 at 10:47 am

I guess Florida! My home state, and sooo much closer to the wizarding world! We grow lemons and Florida means land of flowers.

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42 Sherri July 9, 2013 at 10:48 am

A country that is somewhat infamous recently for poppies is Afghanistan and the U.S. Coast Guard does have a presence there, but they don’t move there and take their families. Another country that is rather infamously connected to poppies is China, but once again the U.S. Coast Guard does regular visits there (I think I read it was once a month for Marine Safety inspections) but I didn’t find anything indicating they have a permanent presence . So the only other country I think of is England, thanks to my love of UK television shows like MI-5 and their series 7 opener that includes a story line with the Remembrance Day. So I will go with England. :-)

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43 Sara @ Confectionary Tales July 9, 2013 at 10:49 am

The Netherlands! It would be fun to be stationed in Europe for a bit :)

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44 Kerry S July 9, 2013 at 10:51 am

I’m going to guess and say England since you are making shortbread – plus it’s perfect place to have that afternoon tea!

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45 Alvina July 9, 2013 at 10:54 am

Heheh your recipe says, Poopy seeds! “Sprinkle each cookie with 1/4 teaspoon or so of poopy seeds. Bake for 30-35 minutes.”

I’m gonna guess Turkey, which has the highest production of poppy seeds!

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46 Darla July 9, 2013 at 10:58 am

Ha!! Thank you!! Good for a laugh at least, eh? :D

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47 Louise July 9, 2013 at 10:54 am

Ehhhh…. Don’t know why but something tells me Turkey. I get a Middle East feeling.

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48 Kaidi July 9, 2013 at 10:55 am

Hi Darla!
Very nice idea to have readers guessing the destination. I usually never comment on web but this game got my interest. My intuition said France but as I try to consider all possibilities, I googled a bit. My searches took me to options from Scotland to Philippines. But I will stick with France.
Best of luck wherever you go!

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49 Armindy M July 9, 2013 at 10:56 am

I’m going to guess Belgium for the poppy seeds and flower ‘oogling’ hint ;D

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50 Ashley G July 9, 2013 at 10:59 am

No idea…but how about Vienna, Austria…

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51 Elizabeth Wilcox July 9, 2013 at 10:59 am

I am going to say Lebanon.

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52 Ashley July 9, 2013 at 10:59 am

Amsterdam!

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53 elizabeth July 9, 2013 at 11:01 am

I will guess South Limburg, Netherlands. And I’m bookmarking these to make pretty soon!

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54 Laila July 9, 2013 at 11:03 am

The Netherlands.

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55 Rachael G July 9, 2013 at 11:04 am

I’m going to go with Holland/the Netherlands, due to their tulips. :)

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56 Debbie July 9, 2013 at 11:07 am

I’m going to guess Afghanistan, because that’s the first place I thought of with poppies.

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57 Caitlin July 9, 2013 at 11:08 am

I vote…the Netherlands!?

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58 Terri Wade July 9, 2013 at 11:09 am

Hmmmmmm. Tricky, tricky.
I am going to guess London England
Poppy’s are a symbolic flower.

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59 Richelle July 9, 2013 at 11:11 am

My first thought was Fort Meyers (as in Meyer Lemons). Then my next thought was China because of the Meyer Lemons and Poppy Seeds. Fort Meyers didn’t lead me to flower ogling, though. Hmm. Bring on the clues :)

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60 Megan July 9, 2013 at 11:18 am

England!!

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61 Ashley July 9, 2013 at 11:19 am

I like that I can guess a continent. I’m thinking Europe! I want to say England because of the significance of Poppy’s for remembrance day but I’ll be more general this time around ;)

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62 Rena July 9, 2013 at 11:20 am

Awesome giveaway!! best of luck on the move. my guess is belgium (flanders…poppies…??)

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63 Stacey July 9, 2013 at 11:21 am

San Diego? :)

Those cookies look delicious & lovely!

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64 Kristina T July 9, 2013 at 11:34 am

Definitely have to say The Netherlands.

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65 Diana July 9, 2013 at 11:36 am

Those shortbreads look so good! Are you somewhere in Western Europe? Or maybe more specifically Northern France? Poppies make me think of Flanders Field (well, that and Wizard of Oz). But maybe the poppy seeds aren’t the hint-y ingredient.

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66 Nicole Grant July 9, 2013 at 11:37 am

I love your site! The Netherlands?

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67 Shelan July 9, 2013 at 11:38 am

Turkey!

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68 Anne from Pintesting July 9, 2013 at 11:39 am

It could be anywhere in the world, but maybe that’s to throw us off track. Lemon… Poppy Seeds… Shortbread… Florida… Belgium… UK…
I’m going to guess Grand Haven, MI. Yes, I know that doesn’t make sense. But I know a few things about that Coastie town, so that’s my guess.

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69 Tianna July 9, 2013 at 11:47 am

I’m guessing England!

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70 Kim July 9, 2013 at 11:50 am

Flanders! You’re going to Flanders!

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71 Cassy July 9, 2013 at 11:55 am

I’m going to say France! One of the top producers of poppy seeds and oh my, the sightseeing!

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72 Breezy July 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Hm. I would either guess Holland (for the flower oogling) or England for the poppies. Either way, have a blast!

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73 Rachel July 9, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Netherlands. (And if that’s the case, it’s so beautiful! But you’ll do well wherever you go. :)

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74 Gillian July 9, 2013 at 12:09 pm

China- where Meyer lemons are grown!

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75 Susan V July 9, 2013 at 12:12 pm

I’m going to guess Scotland.

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76 Holly L. July 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm

I’m guessing California!

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77 aisleen July 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Im going to guess Italy, but my first thought was NYC for poppy seed bagels lol.

Italy!

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78 Michelle July 9, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Hungary?

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79 Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet July 9, 2013 at 12:30 pm

United Kingdom is my guess?!

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80 Judy July 9, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Belgium?

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81 Ashley W July 9, 2013 at 12:34 pm

I’m going with Belgium!

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82 Angie July 9, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Long Beach?

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83 Jill Finch July 9, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Belgium!

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84 Karren Hansen July 9, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Hawaii

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85 Pamela July 9, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Turkey produces the most poppy seeds but maybe it’s the country that produces the most lemons… or Netherlands… I’m going to go with Netherlands!

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86 Michele July 9, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Oz…

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87 Heather Radecky July 9, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Holland/Netherlands!

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88 Cyndy Hearn July 9, 2013 at 12:56 pm

My guess would be Michigan, today!!! The recipe sounds yummy for sure!!!Looking forward to more clues!!!

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89 Joyce July 9, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Sorrento Italy They’re known for their lemons and we Italians use a lot of poppy seeds in our baking.

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90 Michelle July 9, 2013 at 1:06 pm

I am going to guess Italy!

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91 Kayleigh July 9, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Flanders, Belgium:

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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92 April July 9, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Eeek… I’m probably overanalyzing… But I’m going to go with poppyseeds as the clue, cuz they come from flowers, the other clue, and poppies used to be traditionally thought of as an Oriental flower… So the Orient! And I pick… Japan!! :) this is REALLY fun!
~Aprol

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93 Kim July 9, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Turkey

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94 Laura R. July 9, 2013 at 1:11 pm

I’m sure packing up and moving to a new place gets tiresome but the adventure of it will make for stories you can tell for years. :) I’m going to guess the South of France or somewhere in that area.

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95 Rebecca July 9, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Naples!

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96 Emilyn July 9, 2013 at 1:14 pm

I’m going to say Spain.

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97 libby July 9, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Ooh, I’m gonna guess CA? San Fran? Ya know, California poppies and all. ;) The cookies look de-LISH!

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98 Heidi S. July 9, 2013 at 1:33 pm

I am going to guess New Zealand…….

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99 Stephanie Bennett July 9, 2013 at 1:37 pm

China?

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100 Shirley Trevino July 9, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Belgium

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101 Amy S. July 9, 2013 at 1:41 pm

I’m guessing Holland.

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102 Jill_R July 9, 2013 at 1:41 pm

My husband was active duty USCG a long time ago (1980′s) and they didn’t send us overseas, we ended up in Alaska whisch as a close as we could get at the time. If I kew what your husband’s rate was it would be easier to guess… So I guess you will be in Europe somewhere!

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103 Alison July 9, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Scotland?

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104 Fiona July 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm

I’m guessing England. Maybe your going to Upper Hayford :)

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105 Holly Moser July 9, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Is it Holland? Not sure what ingredient but the flower reference got me thinking about all of their tulips.

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106 Fiona July 9, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Or I mean Lakenheath since upper Hayford is closed lol

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107 Draygon Blake July 9, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Im gonna say Finland.. Because idk its in Northern Europe I suppose :3

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108 Caley July 9, 2013 at 2:17 pm

I know poppies (and opium ;)) are big in the Middle East…so I’m going to say Afghanistan.

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109 Debbie Monnett July 9, 2013 at 2:19 pm

I am going to have to guess Turkey.

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110 sara July 9, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Florida

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111 Allison D. July 9, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Belgium, perhaps?

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112 Jackie July 9, 2013 at 2:44 pm

….I think it’s scotland xD
these cookies look beautiful, theyre exactly the kind of treat i would make to eat with tea.

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113 Margaret July 9, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Scotland?
Need to make these!!!
They look awesome!

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114 Elizabeth July 9, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Wow, there’s so many places to choose from. This time, I am going to guess Italy.

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115 Nakakna July 9, 2013 at 3:14 pm

I’m going to guess England =)

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116 Kate W. July 9, 2013 at 3:15 pm

turkey!

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117 Rashawn July 9, 2013 at 3:18 pm

California?!? I cannot wait to try these cookies!

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118 Angela Willis July 9, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Turkey!

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119 Anabela July 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm

I say Belgium or the Netherlands.

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120 Jessi July 9, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Turkey! Excited for tomorrow’s clue!

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121 Becca from Cookie Jar Treats July 9, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Hmm I going to say England. Because well poppy seeds sounds like an English type ingredient….

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122 Zainab| Blahnik Baker July 9, 2013 at 3:53 pm

I’m going with Western United States. I can’t wait for tomorrow’s clue!

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123 Ruthy July 9, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Belgium? :)

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124 Charlotte Humphreys July 9, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Belgium? :)

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125 Shelby July 9, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Hungary? Maybe? Have no clue actually but they are making ME hungry! ;)

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126 Marcy July 9, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Turkey!

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127 ginny July 9, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Guam

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128 Kristen S. July 9, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Flanders (i.e., Belgium) ?

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129 Anna July 9, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Hmm, I’m going to say Fort Myer, Virginia.

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130 Teeny July 9, 2013 at 5:04 pm

I’ll go with Great Britain.

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131 Tiffany July 9, 2013 at 5:21 pm

I’d go with Belgium

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132 Jennie L. July 9, 2013 at 5:29 pm

I’m guessing the Netherlands, likely Rotterdam! There are Dutch poppies, plus flower ogling in general makes me think of Dutch tulips. If the next recipe calls for (Dutch) cocoa…I’ll feel sure! ;) So exciting!

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133 PeggyFin July 9, 2013 at 5:31 pm

I’m guessing Greece! These cookies look delicious!!

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134 Jessica July 9, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Netherlands

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135 Corinne July 9, 2013 at 5:34 pm

The Netherlands, totally!

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136 Siunna July 9, 2013 at 5:41 pm

I’m voting Scotland!

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137 Katie July 9, 2013 at 5:49 pm

I’m going to guess France.

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138 Kellie May July 9, 2013 at 6:27 pm

I’m going to have to guess the Netherlands! Good luck with the move <3

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139 Charlotte July 9, 2013 at 7:02 pm

I’m going to guess The Netherlands! :)

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140 Kristin@Bake Something July 9, 2013 at 7:09 pm

I’m also thinking the Netherlands. How exciting!

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141 Machelle July 9, 2013 at 7:41 pm

The Netherlands

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142 Kat July 9, 2013 at 8:00 pm

The UK?

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143 Lisa L. July 9, 2013 at 8:33 pm

My guess is England! Thanks for the chance and congrats on your move!

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144 Elaine Loeb July 9, 2013 at 8:57 pm

California!!

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145 Liana N July 9, 2013 at 10:17 pm

I feel like it has to be Holland.

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146 Mira July 9, 2013 at 10:31 pm

United Kingdom of Shortbread?!
These cookies look great and they will definitely become part of my next picnic!

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147 Kesi July 9, 2013 at 11:10 pm

I’m going to guess Turkey, the leader of poppy seeds. All hail the poppy seed overlords!

Delicious sounding recipe! Going to have to try this one for sure.

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148 Kerri July 9, 2013 at 11:40 pm

Turkey? I’ve had a couple friends stationed there (Air Force) and they have loved it! Good luck where ever you go :)

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149 Monique July 10, 2013 at 12:28 am

I’m going to make a nice broad guess and say…Europe! ;)

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150 Amanda Renea July 10, 2013 at 3:37 am

Don’t know why, but I’m leaning towards France!

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151 katrien g July 10, 2013 at 3:38 am

Belgium? Flanders? In Flanders fields where poppies grow…
that’s where I’m from!!!

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152 anastassia skarlinski July 10, 2013 at 4:12 am

hmmm… i’m guessing either italy or florida, which is admittedly quite a jump.

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153 Patty S July 10, 2013 at 4:16 am

It’s been fun reading everyone’s guess, I choose England. Good luck wherever you end up at.

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154 Amy C July 10, 2013 at 4:33 am

Holland

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155 Carol Cross July 10, 2013 at 4:33 am

Hmmmm…The Phillipines?

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156 Leslie July 10, 2013 at 4:56 am

I’m going to guess Spain!

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157 Sarah July 10, 2013 at 5:21 am

Scotland?

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158 Victoria July 10, 2013 at 5:24 am

Um….poppy seeds are banned in my country, what\s a good alternative? :s

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159 Joan July 10, 2013 at 5:42 am

Naples

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160 RobynR July 10, 2013 at 5:45 am

Here’s the thing, I’m literally sitting in JFK tight now on a layover for our third flight en route home from Japan. We’ve been visiting AFB Misawa for the past three weeks so I have Japan on the brain. One of the biggest festivals there is Hanami or Cherry Blossom viewing….so I say Japan. Hopefully Okinawa :)

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161 Jessica July 10, 2013 at 6:07 am

My vote is for England- because I want to move to England. Husband’s vote is for Italy. Either way you are a lucky duck!

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162 Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch July 10, 2013 at 6:16 am

These cookies look amazing – and I could face plant into that glaze!!!

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163 Michelle July 10, 2013 at 7:03 am

Hmmm…..my guess is Holland. Can’t wait to try these cookies!

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164 Angela July 10, 2013 at 7:10 am

Holland?!

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165 Rebecca July 10, 2013 at 7:10 am

England?

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166 Sara July 10, 2013 at 7:29 am

I’m voting for the Netherlands!!

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167 Amy Standring July 10, 2013 at 7:47 am

Scotland! I love shortbread at tea time. Yummmm

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168 alexandra July 10, 2013 at 8:03 am

Belgium?

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169 Sheri C July 10, 2013 at 8:08 am

Is it Holland/Netherlands?

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170 Jennifer F. July 10, 2013 at 8:49 am

I’ll guess the Netherlands too. :)

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171 Katie F. July 10, 2013 at 8:53 am

I’m going with England!!!

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172 Jessica Tomasi July 10, 2013 at 8:55 am

Belgium

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173 Hannah White July 10, 2013 at 10:22 am

London…or somewhere else in the UK?

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174 Sara G July 10, 2013 at 10:56 am

I guess Germany!

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175 Carrie@BakeNoPrisoners July 10, 2013 at 11:36 am

First of all, I am so beyond jealous that I might be turning green…Second, I am so happy that you get to travel the way you do!! I hope it is a positive and healthy move for all. On that note my guess would be somewhere in the United Kingdom!

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176 Courtney July 10, 2013 at 11:59 am

Good luck as you prepare for the next leg of your adventure! I’m guessing Germany.

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177 Treya Lynn July 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Scotland? I love shortbread, can’t wait to make these ^ ^

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178 Megan July 10, 2013 at 12:21 pm

So I did a little bit of googling and I have a list: Japan, Belgium, or Germany. Googling got me Japan (apparently there are certain areas known for their flowers, plus lots of sightseeing, and specifically area which have poppy fields. Then there’s the fact that they were seriously involved in WWII, so there’s a connection there). The other two I chose from personal experience, Germany was involved in WWII and there’s ton to see there, but I see it as less likely than Belgium because Belgium has more of a coast to start with, and there are some pretty famous gardens.

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179 Mary B. July 10, 2013 at 1:04 pm

I’m guessing the Netherlands…and if I’m right, you will absolutely die over the gorgeousness of Keukenhof Gardens!!! We went at tulip peak 4 years ago, and it was truly awesome.

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180 Melissa @ Leet Kitchen July 10, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Since I have to just guess..I’m totally going to just say Bulgaria. Haha. xP

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181 Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen July 10, 2013 at 2:21 pm

I’m thinking the Netherlands, possibly Amsterdam?

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182 Talia July 10, 2013 at 2:47 pm

I will guess Germany, yeah, big guess. Bon Voyage, wherever you’re going!

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183 Jessica July 10, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Mexico!

*shrugs*

These looks amazing!

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184 Katie W July 10, 2013 at 5:48 pm

England?

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185 Marina July 10, 2013 at 6:20 pm

i want to guess California

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186 Nessa July 10, 2013 at 6:38 pm

I’m not very good at this, but I’m guessing Italy?

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187 Marilyn M. July 10, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Going out on a limb here….Holland? Cookies look amazing!

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188 Lisa July 10, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Australia?

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189 Lisa July 10, 2013 at 6:52 pm

Spain?

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190 Lisa July 10, 2013 at 6:52 pm

Italy?

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191 tania July 10, 2013 at 7:57 pm

The Netherlands? Holland, specifically?

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192 Sarah July 10, 2013 at 8:11 pm

These cookies look fantastic! My guess is the Netherlands.

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193 Kate July 10, 2013 at 9:00 pm

The Netherlands? (Flowers!)

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194 Ashley July 10, 2013 at 9:00 pm

Hmm… My guess would be somewhere in Europe… Denmark perhaps? Or maybe Sweden?
Anyways, I can’t wait to try these! My aunt absolutely adores lemon so I’ll definitely have to make these for her!

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195 Tammy young July 10, 2013 at 10:04 pm

I say somewhere in the Netherlands. The best poppy seeds come from Holland.

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196 Xuan July 11, 2013 at 4:37 am

Maybe England?

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197 Meghan July 11, 2013 at 7:54 am

OK, so poppy seeds are popular in German baked goods, and there are lots of gardens there, so I will guess Germany. But mainly I hope it’s Germany because my best friend spent her first 4 years of life in Berlin. Her mom used to take the kids to Ikea, drop them off at the free daycare service, and enjoy 2 hours of peace and quiet wandering around the store. Ikea=win.

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198 Heather Ricco July 11, 2013 at 8:55 am

Well, you said somewhere in the US for the Coast Guard, so I’m guessing California.

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199 Christina July 11, 2013 at 9:15 am

I was thinking scotland but now I’m rethinking it and going where we saw beautiful sights and gardens and going with France.

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200 Michelle R. July 11, 2013 at 10:01 am

My guess is Scotland, for the shortbread.

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201 ClancyJane July 11, 2013 at 1:24 pm

The United Kingdom…or on a broader scale one of the countries in the commonwealth?

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202 Sherri Huff July 11, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Portland Oregon……

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203 Amanda July 11, 2013 at 3:01 pm

India or Turkey?

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204 Payton July 11, 2013 at 3:20 pm

For some reason, England keeps popping in my mind… Maybe it’s all the Doctor Who/Harry Potter obsessions… Yup, I’m going with England.

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205 Christina @ Sweet Lavender Bake Shoppe July 11, 2013 at 3:33 pm

I’m going to go with England??

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206 Natalie J Vandenberghe July 11, 2013 at 3:37 pm

I’m guessing California (because of the poppy seeds).

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207 Leann Reemer July 11, 2013 at 4:02 pm

The Netherlands? I hope so then we can visit and become best friends! I’m super subtle…:P

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208 Jessica July 11, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Hmmmm, poppies make me think of Flanders Field….soooo Belgium?

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209 Ericka G. July 11, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Oh dear….I’m guessing the United Kingdom, if only because my friends and I (only just last weekend!) gathered for a tea party and a 10th Doctor marathon for which I also made lemony iced shortbread (with lavender). Happy cookie-eating! Thanks for the giveaway!

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210 Heather July 11, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Belgium, right!

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211 A July 11, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Amsterdam, The Netherlands!

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212 Tu Anh July 12, 2013 at 1:09 am

turkey?

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213 Rebecca July 12, 2013 at 1:41 am

Poppy seeds makes me think France!

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214 Robin July 12, 2013 at 4:50 am

I’m guessing somewhere in France – somewhere with those gorgeous poppy fields. Now I’m off to see if we have poppy seeds, because these look divine. Divine!

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215 Katherine G. July 12, 2013 at 9:15 am

My guess is either Belgium or Holland.

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216 Vicki Sianez July 12, 2013 at 10:27 am

The cookies look amazing! I think you are going to France.

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217 Kendra July 12, 2013 at 11:32 am

I guess France because of the presence of butter in the cookie.

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218 sally July 12, 2013 at 7:20 pm

arizona? i know it produces a lot of lemons ehehe

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219 Luzie July 13, 2013 at 1:40 am

I guess England, too.

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220 Megan July 13, 2013 at 5:34 am

My guess would be Turkey.

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221 Chef Heather July 13, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Netherlands

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222 Michelle Bowers July 13, 2013 at 2:19 pm

The Netherlands.. specifically Schinnen???

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223 Caroline July 13, 2013 at 2:48 pm

I’m going to guess the Netherlands!

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224 Marina July 13, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Netherlands?

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225 LC July 13, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Japan…because of Hanami (cherry blossom viewing festival) and the tradition of picnics and sweet confections that goes along with it.

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226 Monica W. July 14, 2013 at 9:46 am

Netherlands?!

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227 Jennifer July 14, 2013 at 9:46 am

Holland

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228 Jessica July 14, 2013 at 9:48 am

England?

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229 Katie Doyle July 14, 2013 at 9:49 am

I’m guessing Tukey because of the poppy seeds, the fact that Turkey is the highest producer of poppy seeds, and I know Turkey has military bases because my cousin and her husband have been stationed there!

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230 Christine P. July 14, 2013 at 10:00 am

My first thought was England…some lemon poppy biscuits and tea, perhaps?

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231 Kim C. July 14, 2013 at 10:51 am

My guess is the Netherlands.

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232 Tierney July 14, 2013 at 10:53 am

Scotland – the original birthplace of shortbread!

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233 Sarah July 14, 2013 at 12:04 pm

France. Particularly Normandy.

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234 Pauline July 14, 2013 at 12:59 pm

The Netherlands!! So jealous! I was born in NL and lived there for 12 years. Still have family over there.

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