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Leaf-Shaped Matcha Cookies

Leaf-Shaped Matcha Cookies

Matcha is a type of Japanese green tea that is ground into a very fine powder. The Japanese usually use it in their tea ceremonies, but you can also incorporate it in cooking. Because it is concentrated in both flavor and color, you can make matcha cookies, perfect for spring. The leaf shape is just a pleasing addition. Here are the ingredients that you will need:

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Leaf-Shaped Matcha Cookies

  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 2 and ¼ cups of all- flour
  • ½ cup of granulated sugar
  • 2-4 tbsp of powdered green tea
  • 1 tbsp of sparkling sugar (optional

Leaf-Shaped Matcha Cookies

First of all, take two baking sheets and line them with parchment paper, then set them aside for later use. In a small bowl, whisk together the salt and flour to aerate it then set it aside too. In a second bowl, beat together the butter until it becomes light and creamy. Add in the matcha powder and mix them until the composition gains a beautiful green color. Add your granulated sugar and continue beating until the mixture is light and fluffy. Pour in 1/3 of the flour and mix, then add in the remaining amount and blend some more.

Secondly, take the dough from the bowl in your hands and mold it into a ball. Flour a piece of parchment then spread your dough over it. Roll it out until it’s about ¼ inches thick. Sprinkle sanding sugar on top, then roll over it very gently with your rolling pin.

Take a leaf-shaped cookie cutter and use it to cut your dough into shapes. Take the remaining dough, mold it into a ball then spread it out again. Cut some more cookies until the dough is gone. Place your leaf matcha cookies one inch apart onto the baking pan. You can use the tip of the knife to make vein-like patterns on top of them.

Lastly, preheat your oven at 325 degrees F. Bake your cookies for 20 minutes, until they become firm. Take note that their color will not change. Cool them off and then they are ready to serve.

 

 

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