Lemon Basil Cookies With Pistachios

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

Adapted from Southern Living

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat butter on medium using an electric mixer untilfluffy; add 3/4 cup sugar,beat well.
  2. Add egg, lemon rind, lemon juice, and minced basil, beat until blended.
  3. Mix together flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually add to the butter mixture, beating until blended.
  4. Cover and chill 1 hour.
  5. Mix together nuts and the 3 Tbsp sugar.
  6. Roll dough into small balls (about 1" diameter), then roll each ball into the nut sugar mixture.
  7. Place onto ungreased baking sheets.
  8. Flatten each cookie using the bottom of a glass (if dough sticks to glass, dip it into some extra sugar first).
  9. Bake in a preheated 350 F oven for about 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown.
  10. Allow to cool on wire racks.
Most Helpful

Wow Amazing!!! If you want something different, unique and elegant, these are the ones..I dbl made and 1/2 I did with Almonds and they too were just as good...Even the kids attacked them..:)

cheffie12 January 02, 2011

These were great. Made the recipe to the T, but only chilled them for 30 minutes. Drizzled a little white chocolate when they were done!

mikey & ev August 23, 2009

OMG; I loved these! I had a bumper crop of lemon basil, in my Aerogarden, and was looking for a way to use it, when I found your recipe. These cookies are so light and lemony, with the texture of a sand tart. I had quite a bit of the pistachio sugar left, so I froze it, for the next time I make these; and, believe me, there will be many "next times!" Thanks!

Belinda in Austin, TX July 25, 2009