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!

  • 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
  • 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


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

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

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

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

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

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

    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!