Matcha Butter Cookies

We love matcha! These butter cookies aren’t too sweet and they highlight the delicate bitterness of matcha (green tea powder). Fumi has been gobbling these up. Enjoy with a cup of hot tea.

Servings: 24 cookies
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

 

Ingredients:

250g all-purpose flour (about 2 cups)
15g matcha
¾ cup unsalted butter (softened)
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
Pinch sea salt
2 large egg yolks

 

Directions:

  1. Swift together flour and matcha in a large bowl and set aside.

  2. In a separate bowl, beat the butter with a pinch of salt until it is creamy and smooth.

  3. Add the confectioners’ sugar to butter and continue to beat until it is a bit fluffy.

  4. Add the egg yolks to the butter mixture and keep beating.

  5. Slowly add the flour mixture while mixing and blend until smooth.

  6. Form the dough into a ball and divide in half. Create two dough logs that are about 4cm in diameter.

  7. Wrap the logs in plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours (until firm and you can cut slices without squishing the log).

  8. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350° F and line your baking sheet with parchment paper. 

  9. Slice the dough into 7-8mm thick rounds, place them on the baking sheet with a couple centimeters of space between each. The cookies will not spread.

  10. Bake for about 15 minutes, until the cookies just start to get golden edges. Cool on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack, or tasting one.

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