More green tea baking
After the Green Tea Pound Cake, I wanted to bake something else with the green tea powder and it couldn’t be cake, and bread would require hours of rising. So I went with cookies, I was trying to make a shortbread type cookie but it spread out and is a bit on the crunchy side.
Green Tea Cookies
- 3/4 cup organic shortening or butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 cup flour
- pinch of salt
- 2 tsp green tea powder or matcha
- 2-3 tbsp water
Preheat oven to 325°. Cream together shortening, sugar, salt, green tea and 1 tbsp of water, when incorporated, gently mix in the cornstarch and flour (it will fly everywhere if you turn on the mixer suddenly). It should look like wet sand when mixed. Try pressing the dough together in the bowl. And then grab a small handful and try to form it into a small ball, it should feel like Play-Doh (clay). If it’s too crumbly, add in another tbsp of water and remix till you can form the balls. It should make a batch of 20. Pat down the balls of dough a little (try not to form cracks on the sides), place on a lined cookie sheet. I made the indentations on top with a fork. I originally baked them for 25mins, resulting in a crunchy texture. I think that 15-20mins would probably work better with a finer texture, unless you prefer the crunchy.