Lemon Basil Cookies

posted by Sue Freeman 07-21-99 2:17 PM

Lemon Basil Cookies

1/4 c butter (no substitution)
1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese
1 egg yolk
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp grated lemon peel
1 box lemon cake mix
1-1/4 cup currants or 1 cup raisins
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 Tablespoons basil or 1 Tablespoon dried basil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Cream butter, cheese, egg yolk, lemon juice and peel until well blended and fluffy. Blend in cake mix one third at a time and mixing the last 1/3 in by hand. Stir in remaining ingredients.

Drop by level teaspoons onto greased baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven at 350 for 15 to 18 minutes until lightly browned. Let cool before removing from cookie sheet.

*NOTE: If you use parchment paper, just slide it off the cookie sheet and let them cool on that. That way you can use the cookie sheet again

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