Monday, June 11, 2012

Lemon Lime Basil Shortbread Cookies


87 degrees outside
The sun is shining and the birds are chirping
The kids are playing and the dog is napping
A good book in hand
A glass of orange juice on the coffee table
A plateful of lemon lime basil shortbread cookies on its side
Life.....does not suck!

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into smaller pieces
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus some more for sprinkling
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Directions:
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until large moist clumps form. Measure level tablespoonfuls of dough; roll each in between your palms to form a balls. Place on the lined baking sheet, spacing 2" apart. Press each ball with the bottom of a measuring cup into 2" rounds. Sprinkle the top of each cookie with some sugar.
  • Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, or until the edges are brown. Transfer to a word rack to cool down.




Recipe is adapted from this Epicurious entry

12 comments:

  1. Sound like Perfect day for you to enjoy this Yummy lemon lime basil shortbread,,,sambil nyantai baca buku :)

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    1. I would be even better with your papaya mango smoothie. YUM!

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  2. Love love love! Lemon and basil are one of my favorite combinations! These look great!

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  3. You are absolutely right, life does not suck and how could it with these yummies. Beautiful photos.

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    1. No, life is certainly good, Suzy. Have a super duper summer!

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  4. Yum, what interesting flavor combinations for a cookie. They look and sound delicious!

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    1. They are delicious. I tried this recipe for the 1st time and I can see myself baking this over and over again in the future :)

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  6. How funny, I thought about making these this weekend to serve alongside some passion fruit mousse. They do look scrumptious!

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