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Dolce: Grapefruit-Basil Shortbread


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A few weeks before I gave birth, I asked the folks at Plentytude if I could post their Grapefruit-Basil Shortbread Cookies. I was on a bit of a cooking frenzy as I counted the days until my daughter was born, then kept counting, and counting…She was 11 days late. I was a prolific chef during this time, making Turkish latkes and lemony sunchokes. But then my beautiful daughter finally arrived, and 5 months later, I’m finally getting these cookies up. Thanks to Plentytude for the (very) advanced permission.

These cookies taste like warm weather – sunny grapefruit, spicy basil, smooth butter. I consider it an homage to my east coast family and friends who – according to the Weather Channel – will be facing 47 degree weather this week. I remember this time of year from my days in Boston. Bundling up in January? Fine. But by the beginning of April, snuggling up in my parka got OLD. These cookies would have been a good reminder that warmer weather was on its way.

This cookie recipe embodies one of my favorite dolce flavor profiles – bright citrus and earthy green herbs. I hope they bring a little summer to your life, too. –jaime

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About Jacque & Jaime

Jaime and Jacque are two gals who discovered a mutual passion for Mediterranean flavors and ingredients and never turned back. They started Mezze & Dolce to share this love, their recipes, and their inspirations with the world. Follow them at www.mezzeanddolce.com.

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