Friday, July 30, 2010


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.

Chocolate Shortbread

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


Eileen Bergen said...

OMGosh, I've never heard of or tasted any but the basic shortbread recipe. My mouth is watering. I have to try these. Thank you!

Cyndi L said...

Plain ole-plain ole is great too! Oh, the wonder that is shortbread :-)

The Mom Chef said...

I adore shortbread. Can't stand chocolate, but that basil-lime shortbread sounds fantastic. I hope the folks at the market were VERY pleased! I know I would have been.

Cyndi L said...

Much as I love chocolate, I really like the basil-lime variety's got a more subtle flavor. Thanks, Mom Chef! Yes, they were very happy with me :-)