Cinnamon Basil Cookies

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2 c. flour        

c. sugar

tsp. baking soda              

1 egg

tsp cinnamon      

c. chopped fresh cinnamon basil

tsp. salt     

c. finely chopped walnuts

c. butter at room temperature   

Topping:  3 T sugar, 2 tsp. cinnamon


Sift together the flour, baking soda, tsp. cinnamon, and salt.  Set aside.  In a bowl cream the butter with c. sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in the egg, mixing until combined.  Stir in cinnamon, basil, dry ingredients, and nuts, blending thoroughly.  Wrap and chill the dough for 1 hr. or until firm.  Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Shape the dough into 1-inch balls. Combine remaining 3 T. sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon. Roll the balls of dough in this mixture until coated.  Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.  Press cookies down with the palm of hand to flatten them slightly.  Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden.  Transfer to racks to cool.  Makes about 5 doz.