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Cinnamon Basil - Lime Icebox Cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1/4 cup flax seed, ground 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/3 cups butter, softened 2 cups granulated sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, ground 2 tablespoon grated lime zest 6 tablespoons fresh cinnamon basil leaves, chopped 2 cups pecans, chopped Parchment or wax paper for wrapping dough Pinch some cinnamon basil leaves from your herb; wash it, chop it and put in a small bowl. Add flours, flax seed, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Add butter and beat until fluffy. Add sugar and eggs; beat the mixture until it becomes light and fluffy. Add vanilla, nutmeg, lime zest and cinnamon basil; blend. Take a measuring cup, scoop a cup from the flour mixture at a time and add it to the butter and blend. Add the nuts and gently stir. Once the dough is mixed, remove from the bowl onto a piece of parchment paper that has been dusted with flour. Shape the dough into a log shape and then wrap it completely with the parchment paper. Put it in a refrigerator overnight until the mixture gets hardened so that you can slice the dough. Take the dough that was refrigerated overnight, user a serrated and cut the dough about 1/4-inches to 1/2-inch slices. Arrange the cookies on a cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 to 12 minutes until the cookies become golden brown. Once the pieces are baked, put on a rack to cool. Recipe Tip: You can bake some of the cookies and freeze, then just microwave to thaw. Or wrap the dough log and put in ziplock bag, and freeze. When you are ready to use, thaw almost completely, but still stiff to slice into 1/4" to 1/2" slices and bake.

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