Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Recently I got turned on to a really cool site called http://foodgawker.com/
It sometimes help me answer the daily question "What's for dinner?...  There are beautiful pictures of all kinds of food and beverages. Today I came across this recipe for Basil Lime Cookies that I think sound delicious.  I'm going to give them a try.  I read that they taste like a Margarita, and there's nothing wrong with that!


 Basil Lime Cookies recipe from Big Fat Baker 
  • 1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 6 ounces (3/4 cup plus 1 tbsp) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 3 tbsp very finely chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 7 ounces (1 3/4 cup) flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line the cookie sheets with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  2. In a stand mixer (or hand-held mixer) cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix in the egg, vanilla, zest, and basil. Mix together until fully combined.
  4. In a separate bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Then mix into the butter mixture until combined.
  5. Roll 1 tbsp of dough to make a little sphere. Repeat with remaining dough. Place about 1 inch apart on the cookie sheets.
  6. Bake 8 to 12 minutes, depending on the size of your cookies/oven.
  7. Allow to cool on a cooling rack for a few minutes

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