6 1/2 dozen

How to Make It

Step 1

Process basil and 1/4 cup sugar in a food processor until blended.

Step 2

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar, beating well. Add lemon juice and egg, beating until blended. Gradually add flour and basil mixture, beating until blended.

Step 3

Shape dough into 1-inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Garnish, if desired.

Step 5

* Plain fresh basil leaves may be substituted for lemon-basil leaves.

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