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Recipe: Lemon Basil Cookies

Recipe: Lemon Basil Cookies


These sound weird but you will be surprised at how wonderful these cookies are. I made them and took them to Alabama with me to a mini family reunion type thing and everyone turned their noses up at them. Finally Jerry’s brother ate one and RAVED about it. Everyone else started eating them and they were all gone in a few minutes and I took over 5 dozen of them. In fact we made more while I was there too. I carry my laptop with me so we had the recipe there and we printed out zillions of copies for it. I then made these for my neighbors graduation party (she calls me Neighborhood Nanna:) ) and everyone loved them and I had to give out recipes for it there too. So try them. They are wonderful!!!! Bet you can’t eat just ONE!!!!!!

Lemon Basil Cookies

1/4 c butter (no substitution)
1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese
1 egg yolk
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp grated lemon peel
1 box lemon cake mix
1-1/4 cup currants or 1 cup raisins
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 Tablespoons basil or 1 Tablespoon dried basil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Cream butter, cheese, egg yolk, lemon juice and peel until well blended and fluffy. Blend in cake mix one third at a time and mixing the last 1/3 in by hand. Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop by level teaspoons onto greased baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven at 350 for 15 to 18 minutes until LIGHTLY browned. Let cool before removing from cookie sheet.

*NOTE: If you use parchment paper.. just slide it off the cookie sheet and let them cool on that. That way you can use the cookie sheet again.

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