Lemon-Basil Cookies

Photo: Dhanraj Emanuel; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Bake 8 minutes for a soft and chewy cookie or up to 12 minutes for a crisp cookie.

Yield: Makes 8 to 10 dozen
Total:
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 20 Minutes
Total: 9 Hours, 45 Minutes


Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Parchment paper

Preparation

  1. 1. Beat first 7 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.
  2. 2. Stir together flour and next 2 ingredients; gradually add to butter mixture, beating just until blended after each addition.
  3. 3. Shape dough into 4 logs (about 2 inches in diameter); wrap each log in plastic wrap. Chill 8 hours to 3 days.
  4. 4. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut each log into 1/4-inch-thick slices; place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from baking sheets to wire racks, and cool completely (about 20 minutes).
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