Corin Anderson (magellanic) wrote,
Corin Anderson

Matcha cookies

As a treat for my dad for my visit home I made a few varieties of cookies, including a few with matcha powder. Matcha is a powder found in green tea, including Starbucks's green tea frappucinos, which my dad likes. Here's one recipe I tried (just the one for now; it's nearly bed time and I'm nearly out of laptop charge): matcha sour cream cookies.

1/2 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
1 c. sour cream
2 eggs
3/4 tsp lemon extract
1/2 tsp salt
1 c. granulated sugar
3 c. flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp matcha powder

Combine the butter, sour cream, eggs, lemon extract, salt, and sugar to make a cream. Mix in the matcha powder; you'll get a nice green color to the cream. Sift in, together, the flour, baking soda, and baking powder and fold until all the dry ingredients are integrated. Chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours. Drop in 1-2" blobs on a greased cookie sheet or parchment paper and bake for 14 minutes at 375, rotating the cookie sheet half-way through. The cookies will brown on the bottom but be soft to the touch on top. Makes 30-40, IIRC.

These cookies have a distinctly soft and light texture but aren't cakey. Try substituting lime extract if you're in to that sort of thing, or try adding more matcha powder for a stronger flavor and darker color. I like my cookies a bit more firm, actually, and I expect using cold butter, chopped, rather than soft butter would produce a more solid cookie dough. At least, it's something I thought to try later.
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