You are here: Home » Recipes » Citrus Basil Shortbread Cookies Citrus Basil Shortbread Cookies Recipe by RelishKitchen Tested Yield About 1 1/2 A hint of basil and a blast of lemon and lime make these shortbread cookies a hit. Mark Boughton Photography PrintEmail Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour1/2 cup powdered sugar (plus more for pressing cookies)1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes2 tablespoons sliced fresh basil leaves1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice1/2 teaspoon finely grated lime rind1/4 teaspoon salt Instructions Preheat oven to 375F. Combine flour, sugar, butter, basil, lemon and lime rind, lemon juice and salt in the bowl of a food processor. pulse unti combimed. Add 1 or 2 tablespoons water (1 at a time) and pulse until large moist clumps are formed. Using a tablespoon, measure out dough and roll into balls. Place on a baking sheet 2 inches apart. Dampen the bottom of a glass, dip in powdered sugar and press cookies into 2-inch rounds. Bake 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to let cook completely.