Refresh Your Taste Buds

lemon-lime basil shortbread cookies

(almost) summer stack

Now that the weather is warming up and summer is little more than a hop, skip and a jump away, I’m craving something citrus. And these little crumbly shortbread cookies are definitely cirtus-y — and savory thanks to the addition of fresh basil. That might sound weird but the combo makes for one really refreshing cookie. If you’ve got a food processor, you can make a batch of these in no time at all. Then you can nibble on these while you wait for summer to officially get here.

Lemon-Lime Basil Shortbread Cookies
1 cup of flour
½ cup of powdered sugar, plus more for dusting
1 teaspoon of lemon zest
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
½ teaspoon of lime zest
2 tablespoons of fresh basil
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 stick of unsalted butter, chilled & diced

Heat your oven to 325º.

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until large, moist clumps form. Measure tablespoons of dough and roll into balls. Place on a baking sheet 2 inches apart. Using the bottom of a glass or measuring cup lightly dusted with powdered sugar, flatten the balls into 2 inch rounds. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until the edges are lightly brown. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

lemon-lime basil shortbread cookies

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10 Comments on “Refresh Your Taste Buds”

  1. Conor Bofin says:

    Excellent stuff Tommy. They look delightful.

  2. pjschroeder says:

    Um… Will there be samples tomorrow??

  3. Wow. Basil. Does the flavor shine through? They look fantastic! So little ingredients and seemingly simple to make. Very nice.

    • egg me on says:

      Yeah, the basil flavor is pretty evident. I’m not even a big basil fan but combined with the lemon & lime, it was really good. I was surprised how simple too!

  4. Bill Peeler says:

    Cookies are my ultimate weakness. These look like lethal kryptonite . . . hope that makes sense. They look awesome —

  5. Oh these look great. I have so much rosemary and so little basil, I might have to pull a switcharoo.

  6. Lilly Sue says:

    YUM…I love lemon and basil. These would go with a lemon basil cocktail recipe I have!! 🙂

  7. Caroline says:

    Oh my gosh, YUM. Must make these asap. They sound so refreshing, and perrrrfect for summer!


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