Lemon Basil Butter Cookies

Horticulturist Tanya Bankston treated us to these cookies during her visit to the store to talk about growing herbs. She suggested adding lemon basil to the mix of herbs in your garden because it's especially fragrant and lends itself to a variety of sweet and savory dishes. Sweet basil can easily stand in for lemon basil in these cookies. Just increase the amount of lemon zest if you want a more lemony flavor.


1 cup unsalted butter

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp baking soda

2-1/2 cups flour

1 tsp Vanilla Puree

2 tsp lemon zest

3 Tbl finely chopped fresh lemon basil


Cream the butter and sugar until well combined and lightened in color. Add the egg and stir to combine. Mix in the flour and baking soda. Add the Vanilla Puree, lemon zest and lemon basil. Roll into 2 long rolls and refrigerate overnight. Cut into slices 1/8 inch thick, sprinkle with sugar and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Makes 5 dozen cookies.

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