Lemon Basil Poppyseed Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Parchment paper

Directions:

  1. Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar, basil, lemon zest, poppy seeds, and vanilla extract at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, beating just until blended after each addition.
  2. Stir flour, baking soda, and salt separately before adding to butter mixture.  Beating  until blended after each addition.
  3. Roll dough into 4 logs (about 2 inches in diameter); wrap each log in plastic wrap. Chill 8 hours to 3 days.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut each dough log into 1/4-inch-thick slices; place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from baking sheets to wire racks, and cool completely (about 20 minutes).

Leah Beckett