Lemon Basil Butter Cookies

“Delicate and crisp, you'll love using your garden fresh basil for these cookies. Even plain fresh basil may be substituted with exceptional results. Recipe from "Southern Living Christmas Cookies"”
READY IN:
30mins
YIELD:
6 1/2 dozen cookies
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Process basil and 1/4 cup sugar in a food processor until blended.
  2. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar, beating well.
  3. Add lemon juice and egg, beating until blended.
  4. Gradually add flour and basil mixture, beating until blended.
  5. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheets.
  6. Flatten slightly with bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  8. Cool on wire racks; garnish if desired.

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