Friday, December 2, 2011

Lemon Basil Tea Cookies

Makes about 36 cookies

2 - Tbs. dry basil 

3/4 - cup sugar

2 - sticks softened butter

1/3 - cup fresh lemon juice  

1 - large egg

3 - cups all purpose flour 

zest of 1 lemon  

1/3 cup of powdered sugar
1 tsp. lemon juice
¼ cup milk
In a small bowl add dry  basil, lemon juice and zest and let sit  for 30 min.
Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add  sugar, beating well. Add lemon juice, zest and basil and egg, beating until blended. Gradually add flour and beat until blended.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.
Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.

To make the  glaze add the powdered  sugar , lemon juice and milk and whisk, glaze should  be thin, if it is too thick add a little more milk.  Drizzle over  cooled  cookies and let sit  for about 30 min. to set