Matcha Shortbread Cookies

Matcha Green Tea Shortbread Cookies mainly from Lovescool

3       Large egg yolks
1 1/2 tbsps matcha green tea powder
125 g flour
15og unsalted butter, room temperature
100 g caster sugar

150g caster sugar (to coat the dough)

  1. Whisk the confectioner’s sugar and matcha powder together. 
  2. Beat the butter and matcha sugar mixture together in a stand mixer (use paddle attachment) until the butter is smooth and light. 
  3. Add the flour and stir until just combined. 
  4. Mix in the egg yolks until they are incorporated and the dough comes together. 
  5. Gather the dough into a ball and flatten it into a thick disc.Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until it is firm. 
  6. Preheat the oven to 160 degree C. 
  7. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out to about 1/2 inch thickness. 

8.  Use a small cookie cutter (about 2-inches) to cut shapes from the dough. 
9.  Roll the cut dough in granulated sugar and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. 

10.Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes or until they begin to turn golden at the edges.  

11.This recipe makes about 5 dozen 1-inch cookies. Store in airtight container away from sunlight as the color will fade with exposure to sun.

And my little one came home from school and told me, “Mummy, I love your garden of green flowers. Don’t eat them ok ?”

Well. I love my garden of green flowers too.

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