Lemon and basil are a great match in these chewy cookies. Another great example of how veggies can be used for sweet treats!
1 stick (4 ounces 1/2 cup) butter, at room temperature , cut into cubes
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Zest from 1 lemon
Zest from 1/2 lime
2 tablespoons basil leaves, finely chopped
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 325°F.
Cream the butter until it changes color (pale), add the sugar and beat well.
Meanwhile, sift the flour; add the baking soda and salt.
Stir in the egg, lemon juice, vanilla, and lemon & lime zests. Beat until thoroughly mixed. Add the dry ingredients and mix. Fold in the basil.
Measure tablespoonfuls of dough; place on a large baking sheet. Bake until edges are brown, about 10 minutes for a soft yet a bit crispy cookie. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool.
Source: Slightly adapted from Chasing Delicious.