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    Lemon Basil Butter Cookies

    Lemon Basil Butter Cookies. Photo by c.k. Alvin

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    30 mins

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    Fauve's Note:

    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"

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

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 10, 2007


      What a great, unusual recipe! Just what I am looking for. I cut the recipe to 1.5 dozen servings and used plain fresh basil leaves. The cookies came out with this amazing texture that is just in between chewy-soft and crispy (to me that's ideal). The cookies boast a delicate aroma of basil and gets a good, refreshing kick from the lemon juice. The only thing is that they might just be a little too sweet for me. All in all, though these cookies may not be immediately visually appealing, they'd definitely please any herb or basil fans. Thanks for posting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lemon Basil Butter Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (1707 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1144.6
    Calories from Fat 527
    Total Fat 58.5 g
    Saturated Fat 36.3 g
    Cholesterol 182.7 mg
    Sodium 415.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 143.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
    Sugars 54.4 g
    Protein 13.6 g

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