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Lemon Basil Shortbread Cookies

4.50 from 2 votes

This is an amazing flavor combination for cookies. Lemon zest gives them really refreshing feel, while Basil adds to health properties. Together they make the cookies so fresh. These Lemon Basil Shortbread cookies are very simple to make with very few ingredients and steps, yet so flavorful, it's a must try.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Recipe CategoryVegetarian
Served AsBreakfast, Snacks
Servings 4


  • 1 cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • Handful of basil leaves
  • Pinch of salt skip if you are using salted butter
  • Zest of 2-3 lemons a tsp
  • 1 tbsp milk


  • Churn the sugar, basil leaves and lemon zest together in a food processor for few seconds
  • Take out this lemon basil sugar in a mixing bowl and add butter to it, mix very well till everything is combined completely
  • Add flour, salt and a tbsp of milk and make the dough(you can add some more milk to make the dough if required). Let the dough rest in fridge for an hour
  • Take out the dough and cut cookies out of it in your favorite shape, line them on a baking tray
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 160 degrees for 12-15 minutes till you see light brown color on sides


They store well in an airtight jar on room temprature up to a month.

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Priyanka Gandhi Mehta
Priyanka Gandhi Mehta

A Banker turned Baker and Blogger by passion

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