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Citrus Basil Shortbread Cookies

Citrus Basil Shortbread Cookies

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  • Difficulty: easy
  • Serves: 16

Description

These sweet, delicate, buttery little shortbread cookies taste like a bite of summer. Lemon, lime and fresh basil work together in perfect harmony! The recipe is quick and easy, as the dough is made entirely in your food processor. These would be perfect for a ladies tea or served with a cheese plate the next time you entertain! For more great recipes, be sure to check out www.chewnibblenosh.com !

Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar, plus more for pressing the cookies
1 stick chilled butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 Tbsp. sliced fresh basil leaves
1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
1/2 tsp. finely grated lime zest
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
coarst sugar, for sprinkling, optional

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 375*.

Place the flour, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, butter cubes, basil, lemon and lime zest, lemon juice, and salt into a food processor. Pulse until large, moist clumps form.

Measure out tablespoons of the dough and roll into balls. Place the balls on a cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper, spaced 2″ apart.

Lightly dust the bottom of a drinking glass with powdered sugar and lightly press the dough balls into 2″ rounds, dusting the cup as needed. Sprinkle the tops of the cookies with coarse sugar, if desired.

Bake until the edges are brown, 8-10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container.

Makes 16-18 cookies

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