Basil Butter Cookies

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by ketchup

From Victoria magazine.

Top Review by Laughing in the Kit

These cookies are unique and tasty! For me, they are just short of being 5 stars due to the texture. Not quite cookie-like enough. As the other reviewer noted as well, they tend to get a little puffy and seem almost like biscuits (not quite but almost). We doubled the recipe and did add more sugar. Used brown sugar exclusively. Overall, a fun recipe to make and a yummy way to use basil at the end of the summer. Thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl sift flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Add the softened butter and blend until creamy.
  3. Blend in the almonds and basil.
  4. In another bowl beat together the egg yolk and sugar until fluffy.
  5. Add to the flour mixture and blend.
  6. Place in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 and roll out dough between floured wax paper to 1/4 inch thick.
  8. Cut with 1 1/2" cutters and transfer to baking sheets.
  9. Bake 12-15 minutes and then allow to sit on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling racks.

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