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Lemon Basil Snaps with Pistachio Nuts

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Category: Grains, Desserts, Biscuits

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Flour
  • 1/2 ts Baking soda
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 3/4 c Butter or margarine
  • -- at room temperature
  • 3/4 c Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tb Grated lemon rind
  • 1 tb Lemon juice
  • 1/3 c Chopped fresh lemon basil


1/3 c Finely chopped pistachios
3 tb Sugar

Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the
egg, mixing until combined. Add lemon rind, lemon juice and lemon basil.
Stir in the dry ingredients, blending thoroughly. Wrap and chill the dough
for 1 hour or until firm.

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Shape the dough into 1" balls. Combine pistachio nuts with 3 tb. sugar.
Roll the balls of dough into the mixture until coated. Place 2" apart on
ungreased baking sheets. Press cookies down with the palm of hand to
flatten them slightly. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. Transfer to
racks to cool.

Yield: About 5 dozen.

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