Cinnamon Basil Shorties Shortbread Cookies from Botanical Bakery

Posted: September 8, 2011 in Foodzie, Product Review
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Where to Buy:  Botanical Bakery from Foodzie

Price:  $5.99 for a 3.5 ounce package

Product Description: 

A Love Story. Sure they are an unlikely pair, but some of the most glorious pairings began as duos that seemed at first glance… unexpected. These two have a lot in common, including antioxidants. But beneath these qualities, the basil embraces your palate, then the cinnamon slowly sets in with passion. Swaying back and forth. Cinnamon and basil. Basil and cinnamon.

What I Think:

My package arrived somewhat crushed, with most of the shorties in crumbs.  But, that aside, these are pretty tasty (and the crumbs are still edible!)  I was a little unsure about the combination of basil and cinnamon – it seemed an unusual combination, but, I also must say that was part of the allure of them.

The basil flavor is very delicate but it develops as I continue to munch on these.  Perhaps the buttery shortbread overwhelms the basil a bit.  The cinnamon is sweet and gently warm.  The trio of flavors – cinnamon, basil and shortbread – make for a very unique and delicious taste combination.  It’s rich, sweet, a little earthy, a little savory and a little (very little) spicy.

The texture is the same as in the other shortie shortbread cookies that I’ve tried from Botanical Bakery.  My daughter tried one and said it feels a bit like sand in her mouth – and I get that.  It has a dry, flaky texture that sort of crumbles at the slightest pressure.  It then melts in the mouth with the buttery flavor.

My Final Thoughts:

Like the two I’ve tried before this, I really love these “shorties” shortbread cookies.  I like the combination of basil and cinnamon and I’m glad that someone thought of it because they compliment each other very well.  These rate very high on the YUM scale!

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