Orange Basil Cookies

July 16, 2014 § Leave a comment


Ever since I had a lemon rosemary cookie from Blue’s Egg about a year ago, I’ve been thinking about making cookies with some sort of herb in them. And, I finally did and loved these. I loved the green flecks in the otherwise boring white dough. I loved smelling basil while I was baking. They were light and fluffy. A little whimsy but definitely a crowd pleaser.

Original recipe is from The Potlicker, and I stayed pretty close to it so all credit goes to them.

Orange Basil Cookies

  • 2c flour
  • 1/2t baking soda
  • 1/4t salt
  • 3/4c butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sugar + 1/4 cup
  • 1T orange zest
  • 1T orange juice
  • 2T dried basil or 1/3 cup fresh

Zest and Juice 1 medium orange into a small bowl and set aside.

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.

Cream the butter and 3/4 cup sugar. Add remaining ingredients (except for the 1/4 cup of sugar) and mix well. Original recipe calls for you to put the dough in the fridge for 1 hour, however, I stuck it in the freezer for 10 minutes and that worked fine. Obviously this will affect your preheating time. Whichever route you choose just make sure to turn on oven about 10 minutes before you’re ready to bake to 350 degrees.

Roll dough into balls. If dough gets too sticky just get your hands wet. Roll balls in the remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Bake for 12 minutes. Yield: 2 dozen



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