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Lemon Basil Drops

Spice Islands®

Lemon Basil Drops


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes

4 dozen cookies



1/4 cup butter OR margarine, softened

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

1 egg

1 teaspoon lemon extract

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Lemon Peel

1 box (18 ounces) lemon cake mix

1 cup coconut

1 cup chopped walnuts

1 tablespoon Spice Islands® Sweet Basil

Lemony Frosting

2 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons butter OR margarine, softened

1 teaspoon lemon extract

2 to 3 tablespoons milk


Cream butter or margarine, cream cheese, egg, extract and lemon peel until fluffy with electric mixer. Gradually blend in dry cake mix. Stir in coconut, walnuts and basil. Drop by teaspoons onto greased baking sheet. Bake at 350ºF for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool and frost with Lemony Frosting.

Blend together all ingredients, adding milk slowly until of spreading consistency.

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