Prep Time
15 Mins
Chill Time
1 Hour
Bake Time
12 Mins
Makes 3 dozen

Chilling the dough will help cookies hold their shape while baking. We don't recommend substituting dried basil in this recipe.

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat butter at medium speed with electric mixer until fluffy; add 3/4 cup sugar, beating well. Add egg and next 3 ingredients, beating until blended.

Step 2

Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Cover and chill 1 hour.

Step 3

Combine nuts and 3 tablespoons sugar in a shallow bowl.

Step 4

Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in nut mixture, and place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with hands or bottom of a glass.

Step 5

Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Step 6

*Fresh sweet basil may be substituted.

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