Green Tea Cookies

Last week, a couple of my good friends, Mitsu and Mari were married in Japan.  All week, I was slightly bummed that I wasn’t there to celebrate with them.

So- when I’m bummed, or stressed, or simply bored, I bake…

…this was the case this evening.

These cookies, to me, taste a lot like sugar cookies, with a slight after taste of matcha.  If you know me well, you know my fondness of green tea- so I thought these cookies were delicious!

Many times, after experimenting with a recipe, I contemplate posting it on here, and never really have before.  So- here’s (hopefully) the first of many recipes…

Happy baking!

Green Tea Cookies

Makes about 2 dozen

Ingredients

IMG_4148.JPG3/4 cup Confectioners sugar

5 oz unsalted butter, cut into cubes

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour

3 large egg yolks

1 1/2 tbsp Matcha (powdered green tea)

1 cup Granulated sugar (for coating)

Directions

1. Whisk the confectioner’s sugar and green tea together in a bowl.

2. Add the butter and green tea/sugar mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer.  Mix until smooth and light in color. Add the flour and mix until well combined.  Add the egg yolks and mix just until the eggs are fully incorporated and a mass forms.

3.  Form the dough into a disk and chill in the refrigerator until firm (about 30 minutes).

4. Preheat the oven to 350F/  Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

5. Roll the dough out to 1/2″ thickness.  Cut the dough with a cookie cutter.  Toss each cut cookie in a bowl of granulated sugar to coat.

6. Place the sugar-coated cookie on a parchment lined pan.  Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until slightly golden brown around the edges.

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