Matcha Cookies!

There is something about green food. I’m not talking about artificial green apple or anything like that, but the true green that comes from natural, delicious food. To me, it’s one of the most appealing things about a meal. If the color is good, I’m more apt to eat it.

Matcha — Japanese green tea — is one of those naturally green things that just looks divine. Hot or cold, or baked into a dessert, it’s unique taste and color can be quite a crowd pleaser. These cookies look like a winner to me!

From Feed Me! I’m Hungry!

Ingredients (for 1 flavour)

3/4 cup (2.25 oz) Icing sugar
5 oz Unsalted butter, cut into cubes (room temperature)
1 + 3/4 cup (8.5 oz) All-purpose flour
3 Large egg yolks
1 cup (8 oz) caster sugar (for coating)

1.5 tbsp Matcha OR 3 tbsp Roasted Ground Sesame*
1 cookie cutter (shape of your choice)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Whisk the icing sugar and green tea together in a bowl.
  3. Add butter and green tea/sugar mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
  4. Mix until smooth and light in color.
  5. Add the flour and mix until well combined.
  6. Add the egg yolks and mix just until the eggs are fully incorporated and the dough comes together.
  7. Form the dough into a disk and chill in the refrigerator until firm (approximately 30 minutes).
  8. Roll the dough out to roughly 1.25cm (1/2″) thickness.
  9. Cut the dough with a cookie cutter.
  10. Toss each cut cookie in a bowl of granulated sugar to coat.
  11. Place the sugar-coated cookie on a lined pan.
  12. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until slightly golden around the edges.

 

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2 Comments on “Matcha Cookies!”

  1. April 16, 2012 at 10:22 AM #

    They look yum. We have matcha in work, it looks a little extreme. But it makes up for it by being so good for you.

  2. April 16, 2012 at 11:11 AM #

    Yes..just yes. These cookies look amazing, and GREEN is the best color a food item can be.

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