After making Pecan Russian Tea Cakes and Hazelnut Russian Tea Cakes with Sprinkles, I decided to try one more variation on the traditional Russian Tea Cake: A green tea version! I also decided to try a different nut, and used almonds this time.
The cookie tasted a lot like these almond green tea cookies I've gotten before from chinese bakeries. They didn't melt in my mouth as much as the pecan Russian tea cakes, but I still enjoyed them.
Green Tea Almond Russian Tea Cakes (Adapted from allrecipes)
- 1 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 6 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chopped almonds (I put mine through my food processor)
- 1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder
- Confectioners' sugar for rolling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a medium bowl, cream butter and vanilla until smooth. Combine the 6
tablespoons confectioners' sugar and flour and matcha powder; stir into the butter
mixture until just blended. Mix in the chopped almonds. Roll dough
1 inch balls (I made my balls slightly smaller, about 3/4 of an inch,
because they seemed to spread and flatten when 1 inch). Place them 2 inches apart on an
Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Roll the cookies in a bowl of confectioners' sugar once they are cooled.