How to make it

  • Process basil and 1/4 cup sugar in a food processor until blended.
  • Beat butter at medium speed with an electirc 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 doug 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.
  • Yield: 6 1/2 dozen
  • * Plain fresh basil may be substituted for lemon basil leaves

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  • kris10 8 years ago
    My husband just opened his business and I'm baking these for him to carry to some other business owners inside little brown bags with his business flyer on them. Basil is my favorite herb and lemon is one of my favorite cookie flavors so I'm excited to try this one out...I also love to modify recipes too. Thanks for sharing this one! Sounds so fresh and light and summertimeish. :-)
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Wow! So different and unique!
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  • kirstencooks 10 years ago
    I tried these and they are one of my favorite cookies. So good and original! LOVE them!
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    kitchen_fantasy ate it and said...
    i have a bunch of lemon basil in my garden ( hehehe garden that only have those plant) i never knew you could used it for a cookies, i love their fragrant, i ussualy cooked them for the fish, or eat it raw with my meal, they are awsome.
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  • crystalwaters 11 years ago
    OMG, love lemon, love basil, love butter ... what's not to love? lol! Great post, thanks! :-)
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  • chefmeow 11 years ago
    This does sound divine. Can't wait to try these delights. Yummers.
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  • decobabe 11 years ago
    I am going to make these this week. Half a recipe because I can tell it makes too many. Thanks!
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