Don't just take my word for it. Check out this Google search. When it comes to dessert, basil is the new mint. I know...it sounds bonkers, but tastes really, really good.
Jon and I had a dessert called "Vacherin" at Eleven Madison earlier this month that paired little cubes of fresh strawberries with leaves of micro basil and basil, lemon, and strawberry sorbets. Neither Jon nor I knew what to expect, but when the plate landed on our table we dove right in. It was so light and refreshing--a perfect summertime dessert--that we could have eaten two more...apiece.
Don't worry: I don't foresee a basil-strawberry cookie in the future. (Hmm...or do I?) But if you're feeling adventurous, stop by the produce aisle, pick up some strawberries and basil, and taste for yourself.