Another great basil recipe, this specifically for our cinnamon basil (fresh or dried). The combination of flavors makes for a really interesting hard cookie that is hard to resist. The following recipe is adapted from a recipe found on cooks.com:
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon finely chopped lime peel
3 tablespoons to 1/2 cup of dried cinnamon basil leaves
1 cup chopped pistachio nuts
Sift dry ingredients and set aside. Beat butter and add sugar, egg, vanilla, basil, and peel gradually until fluffy. Beat in dry ingredients 4 items at a time. Fold in nuts. Turn out dough on floured surface, divide into 4.
Make each roll 5 inches long and roll in plastic wrap. Chill overnight. Slice dough 1/8 inch think and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees until lightly brown. Cool on wine racks. Store in airtight containers.