Lemon Verbena Sweet Biscuits

1 (6 inch) sprig of lemon verbena
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups flour
Grated zest of one lemon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter; grated
1 egg beaten
1/4 to 1/2 cup half and half
Melted butter
Sugar to taste

Mince lemon verbena with sugar in mini food processor. combine sugar mixture, flour, lemon zest, baking powder and salt in a large bowl, mix well. Stir in grated butter until crumbly. Add egg and enough half and half to create dough, mix well. Turn out onto lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth. Roll 1/2 inch thick. Cut with floured biscuit cutter, or cookie cutter. Place on baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from oven. Brush hot biscuits lightly with melted butter, and sprinkle with sugar.

Yield 12 biscuits

A wonderful way to show Mom how much you care, by baking these fresh and serving her on Mother’s Day Morning!

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