Herb Day

I always grow a big container of Herbs at my front door. When at there peak I use fresh and as the season finish I dry them to use later in a recipe.

How to Cultivate Basil

  1. Soil: Basil does its best in well-drained, moist soil with a neutral pH. …
  2. Sun: Basil grows well in warm environments that receive about six hours of sun each day. …
  3. Water: Give basil water when the soil is dry to the touch, doing your best to water the plant at its base and not all over its leaves.

Lime Basil Cookies

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • zest from one lime
  • 3 tbsp very finely chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line the cookie sheets with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  2. In a stand mixer (or hand-held mixer) cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix in the egg, vanilla, zest, and basil. Mix together until fully combined.
  4. In a separate bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Then mix into the butter mixture until combined.
  5. Scoop cookie dough using a 2″ cookie scoop. Place dough balls about 1 inch apart on the cookie sheets.
  6. Bake 8 to 12 minutes, depending on the size of your cookies/oven.
  7. Allow to cool on a cooling rack for a few minutes

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