After successfully making chocolate madeleines, I decided to try matcha/green tea flavored ones. The batter was a gorgeous bright green.  Of course, once they baked, they turned a bit brownish. I wasn't really happy with how they looked after they baked.  I think I still like the classic madeleine the best, but I'm going to keep experimenting with other flavors too.

Matcha Madeleines (original recipe adapted from allrecipes)

Yields: 24 regular madeleines

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 tablespoons matcha/green tea powder

Directions


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. In a medium bowl beat eggs, vanilla with an electric
    mixer on high speed for 5 minutes. Gradually beat in the confectioners'
    sugar. Beat for 5 to 7 minutes or until thick and satiny.

  3. Sift together the flour and baking powder. Sift one-fourth of the flour
    mixture over the egg mixture, gently fold in. Fold in the remaining
    flour by fourths. Add in the matcha powder and mix. Then fold in the melted and cooled butter. Spoon
    batter into the prepared molds, filling 3/4 full.

  4. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool in molds on a rack for
    1 minute. Loosen cookies with a knife. Invert cookies onto a rack and
    cool.
   

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