Basil Orange Cookies

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READY IN: 25mins
YIELD: 7 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350*.
  • in a large mixing bowl, cream the granulated sugar and the shortening for 3 minutes.
  • add the eggs and continue beting until blended.
  • add the milk, mixing thoroughly.
  • sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • add to the mixture.
  • add the juice, rind and vanilla.
  • then stir in the basil by hand.
  • drop by heaping tspfuls onto greased cookie sheet, approximately 2" apart.
  • bake for 10-12 minutes or until the top springs back when touched with your finger.
  • remove to wire rack to cool.
  • to make the frosting, combine all the ingredients except the pistachio nuts in a mixing bowl.and beat until smooth --
  • the frosting should be rather thick, add more sugar as needed.
  • spread a generous smear of frosting on each cookie and sprinkle on some pistachio nuts.
  • pack the cookies in tins or plastic containers, using wax paper to serperate layers -- .
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