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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (plus more for pressing cookies)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons sliced fresh basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lime rind
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to let cook completely.

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