Lemon Basil Butter Cookies

Lemon Basil Butter Cookies

Time: 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh basil leaf (use lemon basil, cinnamon basil, or standard basil leaves)
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 lb butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • sugar

Directions

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