Friday, July 15, 2011

Lemon-lime basil shortbread cookies: a recipe

Lemon-lime basil shortbread cookies
Even the name of these cookies sounds summery and refreshing, doesn't it? And look at those little flecks of green -- so pretty!

While lemon-lime-basil-shortbread may seem like an odd combination of flavors, it really works in this cookie. The shortbread is extra buttery but the citrus and basil give it just a little kick.

The recipe calls for finishing the cookies with coarse sugar (I used Sugar in the Raw) but you could leave it off if you wanted them to be more of a teatime treat.

(Photo-wise, please bear with me. My new kitchen has much cooler tones and light than my last one, so I need a little time to figure out the best places to take my food photos.)

Don't forget to leave veg suggestions in the comments for Monday's CSA Share Ninja Rescue!

RECIPE LINK: Lemon-Lime Basil Shortbread Cookies from Bon Appetit


  1. OMG. Must try these.

  2. Please do, Meg, and let me know what you think (fyi: the recipe's estimate of 20 mins. cooking time is too long so keep your eye on the oven).