search saves

Lemon Basil Butter Cookies

Lemon Basil Butter Cookies created by c.k. Alvin

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"

Ready In:
30mins
Yields:
Units:

ingredients

directions

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

MY PRIVATE NOTES

Add a Note
Advertisement
Enter The Sweepstakes
Advertisement

RECIPE MADE WITH LOVE BY

@Fauve
Contributor
@Fauve
Contributor
"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""
icons / sparkles / sparkles

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

icons / sparkles / sparkles
icons / camera
upload
icons / star / star-outline
review
icons / write-a-review
tweak
icons / question
ask
all
reviews
tweaks
q&a
sort by: icons / navigate / navigate-down
  1. c.k. Alvin
    Lemon Basil Butter Cookies Created by c.k. Alvin
    Reply
  2. c.k. Alvin
    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.
    Reply
  3. Fauve
    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"
Advertisement