Matcha Shortbread Cookies

The next few recipe posts will be featuring recipes with teas. In this post, I will be using one of my favourite brands of tea, RISHI teas. Stay tuned for more in the Cooking with Tea series.

 

Matcha Shortbread Time!

Ingredients: 

– pinch of sea salt

– 2 1/4 cup of all purpose flour sifted

– 1 1/2 cup soften unsalted butter, cubed

– 1/2 cup to 1 cup sugar (Depends on how sweet you want your cookies to be – I did 1/4 cup sugar)

– 2 tablespoon of Rishi Tea House Matcha Powder (or any matcha powder of your choice)

Directions

Add some air into the flour
Add some air into the flour

1) Sift all purpose flour and salt into a bowl. Whisk it together to create some lightness. This will help with make the shortbread cookies light and fluffy.

Cream the room temperature cubed butter
Cream the room temperature cubed butter
Add Rishi Matcha powder and combine
Add Rishi Matcha powder and combine

2) Cream soften butter and add matcha powder to butter and incorporate until the mixture has the nice green colour.

Sweeten it up! Add as much or as little you like.
Sweeten it up! Add as much or as little you like.

3) Add sugar and mix well.

Slowly incorporate flour mixture
Slowly incorporate flour mixture

4) Slowly add flour and salt mixture in, little bit at a time. Scrape the side of the bowl clean as you mix in the flour mixture.

Nice green dough!
Nice green dough!
Yum!
Yum!

5) The dough will come together at this point, you can transfer it to a floured counter and roll into a dough ball.

Green Tea tube! Now refrigerate!
Green Tea tube! Now refrigerate!

6) Roll out into tube shape and saran wrap it.

7) Refrigerate for at least 1 hour till firm. ( you can keep it in the fridge for sometime. I left mine in for 3 days).

Slice evenly to ensure even cooking!
Slice evenly to ensure even cooking!

8) Preheat oven to 325 F. While the oven is preheating, cut the cookies into even slices and place onto baking sheets

Baking time
Baking time

9) Bake for 15-20 minutes depending on how strong the oven is. The cookies should just set and colour shouldn’t get too dark.

Matcha Shortbread! So delicious!
Matcha Shortbread! So delicious!

10) Remove from oven, cool and enjoy!

Tips and Variations:

You can also use cookie cutters to make fun shapes

Sprinkle some coarse sugar before baking to add some texture and extra sweetness

Dust with icing sugar once cool to create a different look (you can stencil some art onto the cookies too!)

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