Orange Basil Cookies
orange basil cookiescranbrook reflections, a culinary collection 
 
yield: 72 servings 
 
1/3 cup  butter
9 oz.  cream cheese
  egg yolk
1 Tbsp  orange juice
18 oz.  orange cake mix
1 tsp  orange zest; grated
1 cup  raisins
1/2 cup  walnuts; chopped
Tbsp  dried basil
 
mix together the butter, cream cheese, egg yolk and orange juice. add 
dry cake mix; stir in orange zest, raisins, walnuts and basil. chill 
dough. 
preheat oven to 350 degrees; butter cookie sheets. roll chilled dough into 
1/2-inch balls and place on cookie sheets. flatten each ball with a fork. 
bake for 10 to 15 minutes. for a bit of artistry, attach a small paper or 
silk leaf using a dab of confectioner's sugar icing. makes 6 to 7 dozen. 
variation: lemon cake mix and 1 tablespoon 
frozen orange juice concentrate can be substituted for the orange cake mix 
and orange juice. 
 
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(ID: 5315) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Tue, Nov 2, 2004


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