Following my recent success with matcha mushipan (Japanese steamed cup bread), I decided to continue baking with green tea in mind. Really, who knew matcha could be used in so many ways other than the way it was intended to be used?! Drink matcha? Nah, why not bake with it? Ahh, whoever came up with the idea must’ve been a culinary genius.
These lovely cookies boast the distinct taste of green tea. Coupled with that nice crunchy texture and sweet buttery flavour reminiscent of sugar cookies, you know you’ll have trouble stopping at just one! And not only do they taste great, they also make your kitchen smell amazing when you take them out of the oven! Bonus points!
2 cups all purpose flour
3 tablespoons matcha (green tea powder)
2/3 cup salted butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
2 egg yolks, whisked
- In a medium sized bowl, combine the flour and matcha with a whisk or fork until the flour turns an even green colour.
- In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar for a few minutes until light and fluffy.
- Add the egg yolks to the creamed mixture and mix well.
- Gradually add the flour mixture in parts to the creamed mixture, mixing well after each addition.
- Shape the dough into 2 logs and wrap them tight in plastic wrap. Chill for at least 2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 150°C and line baking tray with baking paper.
- Remove logs from fridge and, with a sharp knife, cleanly slice cookies off log about ¾ inch thick and lay them on the baking tray.
- Bake cookies for approximately 20 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cookies stand on a wire rack to cool.
- Enjoy with a huge glass of milk!