Basil and lime is such a great flavor combination that when I needed to make some "thank you" gifts for my friends at the local Hannaford Market (best service on earth!), I immediately thought about Basil-Lime Shortbread. Since some folks may be a bit more conventional in their love of sweets, I also made a pan of Chocolate Shortbread.
Hopefully, everyone was happy.
1 c butter
1-1/2 c confectioner's sugar
1-1/2 t vanilla
1/2 c unsweetened cocoa
1-3/4 c flour
Cream together the butter and sugar. Stir in the rest of the ingredients. Press dough into a ceramic pan (don't use glass). Bake at 300 for 25 minutes. Cool almost completely and cut into wedges or squares.
Note: a better Chocolate Shortbread variation