Lemon, Basil, Almond Sugar Cookies
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4-5 larges leaves basil, chopped
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ⅔ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp lemon zest
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a food processor, combine the basil and sugar. Pulse until fully incorporated.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, mix together ¾ cup basil sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, and zest until completely combined. Add flour mixture in 2 stages just until the flour is moistened. Fold in the almonds. Allow the dough to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  5. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Press flat with the bottom of a glass.
  6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on the cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes and remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!
Recipe by This Cookin' Dad at https://thiscookindad.com/2015/12/cookie-swap-lemon-basil-almond-sugar-cookies/