How sweet are these Green Tea Sweets?

Apologies for the lack of updates – for those of you who haven’t figured it out yet, I started a new job almost a month ago and the crazy hours (up at 5am, out by 6am, back by 5-7pm) have got me absolutely wiped. Combine that with almost as much cooking (making lunch for my siblings and myself, helping out with dinner, doing the grocery shopping) and time is a valuable, valuable commodity at present – as it is, I’m needing to head off to bed in about 15 minutes so I’m going to keep this short!

These Green Tea Sweets took the food blogging world by storm last year, with most baking blogs giving them a try and falling in love with them. As usual, I was the untrendy latecomer who saw the recipe, saw how pretty the cookies were, bookmarked them and promptly forgot about them. However, when I had to make a dessert platter for a dinner party a few months ago, I browsed through my bookmarks and found the link – and what better excuse to make such pretty cookies than to show them off to dinner guests?

It’s quite an easy recipe and the results smell, look and taste wonderful, so may I suggest you give them a try?

Green Tea Sweets
(from Lovescool)

Ingredients (Yield (2-inch shape): Approx 25)

3/4 cup Confectioners sugar
145g unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1 3/4 cup All-purpose flour
3 Large egg yolks
1.5 tbsp Matcha (powdered green tea)
1 cup Granulated sugar (for coating)

1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

2. Whisk the confectioner’s sugar and green tea together in a bowl.

3. Add the butter and green tea/sugar mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix until smooth and light in color.

4. Add the flour and mix until well combined.

5. Add the egg yolks and mix just until the eggs are fully incorporated and a mass forms.

6. Form the dough into a disk and chill in the refrigerator until firm (about 30 minutes).

7. Roll the dough out to ½” thickness.

8. Cut the dough with a leaf cookie cutter.

9. Toss each cut cookie in a bowl of granulated sugar to coat.

10. Place the sugar-coated cookie on a parchment lined pan. Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes, or until slightly golden around the edges.

[tags]cookies, sweets, green tea, matcha, shortbread, baking, recipes[/tags]


  1. Pete Beverley says:

    I tried these this afternoon too, lol… And I was a bit skeptical at first, as the mixture wasn’t binding as much as I thought it would and as much as I’d seen other pastry/biscuit mixes bind in the past. But these turned out really well, and are very very tasty! 😀

  2. I’m glad you enjoyed them :)

  3. Yumi Kosaka says:

    do they actually taste like green tea? my matcha powder is very expensive and i used some on a recipe that didint taste like green tea but they turned out green, so how much do they taste like tree tea? thank you 😛

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