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    Lemon Basil Cookies With Pistachios

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    1 hr 40 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    10 mins

    HeatherFeather's Note:

    Adapted from Southern Living

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

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 02, 2011


      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..:)

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    • on August 23, 2009


      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!

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    • on July 25, 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!

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    Nutritional Facts for Lemon Basil Cookies With Pistachios

    Serving Size: 1 (20 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 36

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 88.0
    Calories from Fat 40
    Total Fat 4.5 g
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    Cholesterol 16.0 mg
    Sodium 62.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 10.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 5.3 g
    Protein 1.1 g

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