I was trying to make green tea sugar cookies the other day, but I was in a rush. As a result, I put more matcha powder than I usually do in my batter, and I also made the cookies a lot bigger. While my green tea sugar cookies are a light, bright shade of green with a crispy outside, these cookies came out softer, chewier and more cakey. The green color was also a bit more dull. I liked the result (except for maybe the color) and will use this modified recipe next time I'm in the mood for a softer, cakier, chewy type cookie.
Yield: Approximately 2 dozen cookies
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons matcha green tea powder
oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together
flour, matcha green tea powder, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat
in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll
dough into balls about the size of ping pong balls and place onto ungreased
Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven,. Let stand
on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.