Thursday, October 8, 2009

Number 23: Matcha honey cookies

Rain rain rain today.

Rainy days make me want some hot chocolate and a fireplace. A good read is also in the dream sequence, as well as a super duper comfy blanket.

Sadly, our dorm doesn't come with a fireplace, and our heater just doesn't do the trick. The hot chocolate will come after another shopping trip, but for now, tea will
have to do. Tea and matcha green tea cookies.

Here's the story behind these cookies. Dormmate Matt's impulse buy this summer was a little can of matcha green tea powder. I wanted to make jasmine green tea cookies. Inspired by Boyfriend's recent successful venture with matcha green tea and honey ice cream, I decided to try something new. And voila! Stumbled upon this great blog, found a recipe for matcha cookies and dropped quite a lot of honey into the batch. These came out wonderfully crumbly and clean, very matcha-y with just a hint of honey. Tom called them "goofy." I call them perfect.

Matcha honey cookies
5 ounces unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1.5 tablespoons matcha green tea powder
3 large egg yolks
1/4 cup honey
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar (for coating)

1. In a separate bowl, whisk the tea powder with the sugar
2. Cream the butter with an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add sugar until just-incorporated
3. Add the egg yolks and honey
4. Mix in the flour
5. Turn out onto a floured cling wrap
6. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes
7. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
8. Roll out cookies to 1/4 inch thickness and cut shapes out. Trees are cute. Mini tart tins work as well.
9. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the edges brown

1 comment:

herryjuynh said...

mat cha cha cha chaaaaa.