Saturday, January 31, 2009

Matcha cookies meteor shower!

I love matcha (Japanese green tea), and that's the reason why Kyoto is my favorite place in Japan. You will find green tea cake, green tea pudding, green tea parfait, green tea anything in this historic city!

Usually I am not a big fans of roll cookies, but this recipe really surprised me! The cookies are absolutely delicious. The matcha flavour surely plays an important role in these luscious cookies. (Oh, and I finally got a chance to play with the winter cookies cutters that I bought last year!) Photographing the stars are just fun! I had a joke about giving 5 stars rating to my hubby...haha!

Sablés au thé vert Matcha

2 dozen cookies
recipe revised from lovecool


  • 1/2 cup                    Confectioners sugar
  • 5 oz                         Unsalted butter, cut into cube
  • 1 3/4 cup (8.5 oz)    All-purpose flour 
  • 3                              Large egg yolks
  • 1.5 tbps                   Matcha (powdered green tea)
  • 1/2 cup                    Granulated sugar (for coating)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk the confectioner’s sugar and green tea together in a bowl.
  3. Add the butter and green tea/sugar mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix until smooth and light in color.
  4. Add the flour and mix until well combined.
  5. Add the egg yolks and mix just until the eggs are fully incorporated and a mass forms.
  6. Form the dough into a disk and chill in the refrigerator until firm (about 30 minutes).
  7. Roll the dough out to ½” thickness.
  8. Cut the dough with a leaf cookie cutter.
  9. Toss each cut cookie in a bowl of granulated sugar to coat.
  10. Place the sugar-coated cookie on a parchment lined pan. Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes, or until slightly golden around the edges.