Lemon Basil Shortbread
Simple crispy shortbread with a hint of citrus and kick of peppery basil. Can be made with any citrus and fresh herb combo.
or preferred citrus
or preferred herb
Using a fine grater or other zesting tool, zest the lemon. Finally chop the basil leaves.
Cube butter into roughly 1/2 inch cubes. Put in a large bowl with flour, sugar and half of the lemon zest and basil.
Gently combine with your fingers to make a soft dough. Roll into 2 tubes about 2-3" wide and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Slice cookies 1/4" thick and place an inch apart on cookie sheets.
Turn down oven to 275 degrees and bake until cookies turn a slightly rosy color (just as they begin to brown). Allow to cool completely
Juice the lemon into a small bowl or cup. In a small bowl add powdered sugar and remaining zest and basil. Thin to desired consistency with lemon juice.
Spoon glaze over each cookie, allow to harden.
You can make these with any combination of citrus fruit (limes, oranges, tangerines) and fresh herbs (rosemary, lavender, thyme).
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