Here's a great cookie for you matcha fans out there. Sorry, but I'm not among you. But then, we women of a certain age often prefer the classics. But I digress....
This is a great way to include some natural green to your cookie dough - and to include that grassy tea flavor as well! Our matcha cut-out cookies are topped with melted white chocolate and some sprinkles, because, hey, it's the holiday season. White chocolate provides a nice sweetness and smooth texture to balance the earthier flavor of the tea.
The recipe is adapted slightly from one by blogger Stephanie of The Buttery Whisk. Hers calls for culinary grade matcha, but we used organic matcha tea because that's what was available readily. Ours turned out a lighter green, but the cookies are still a celebration color! We also cut the recipe in half, because most of us don't need that many matcha-flavored cookies. :)
We made our cookies mini-size using our own mini stamping cutters without the stamping part, and the wreaths were made from two small, scallop-edged cookie cutters. This recipe produced about 3 dozen 2-inch cutouts.
Note: The dough is a bit sticky, so you will need to flour the rolling surface and keep the dough chilled to get good cut-outs. We found it best to work with about 1/3 of the dough at a time, keeping the other sections in the fridge until ready to use.
tip + buying information
We tried out several ways of piping with melted white chocolate, but found this gadget to be our favorite. You can melt the chocolate in the microwave right in the silicone bulb and attach any kind of standard, metal tip that you like. (don't microwave that!). We used our smallest round tip for our cookies.
You can purchase our favorite bulb piping gadget at home stores and on Amazon. If you purchase one on Amazon, we will receive a small referral fee.
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