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These Lemon Basil Shortbread Cookies will melt in your mouth, they're rich, sweet, and flaky. Made with butter, confectioners' sugar, flour, lemon zest, basil, and salt, they're perfect for tea, parties, or snacking!
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Lemon Basil Shortbread Cookies

These Lemon Basil Shortbread Cookies will melt in your mouth, they're rich, sweet, and flaky. Made with butter, confectioners' sugar, flour, lemon zest, basil, and salt, they're perfect for tea, parties, or snacking!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 2 dozen

Ingredients

Cookies:

  • 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 Dorot Basil Cubes 2 teaspoons, softened
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest about 1 lemon

Icing:

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice about 1 lemon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer fitter with a paddle attachment, cream butter, confectioners' sugar, and basil until smooth.
  • Add in the remaining ingredients and beat until a smooth dough forms. Dough will seem quite crumbly at first but will come together to form a slightly stick dough.
  • Transfer dough to a well-floured surface and roll with a well-floured rolling pin, making sure to re-flour as needed.
  • Use a floured 2-inch round cookie cutter to cut out the cookies and place 1 to 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until edges are light golden and transfer to a cooling rack to cool.
  • Whisk together confectioners' sugar and lemon juice to form the icing and drizzle over the cooled cookies.