Yummy green tea cookies

United States
February 6, 2008 5:41pm CST
Green Tea ShortBread Cookies 1 lb unsalted butter (room temperature) 1 cup confectioners' sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons green tea powder (matcha) 4 cups all-purpose flour Makes 9 dozen small cookies 1 hour 2 minutes 30 mins prep 1. Cream butter in the bowl of an electric standing mixer using the paddle attachment; add confectioner's sugar and salt. 2. Sift together the tea and flour and add to the butter mixture; mix until just incorporated. 3. Roll the dough out to about 1/3-inch thick between 2 pieces of plastic wrap; transfer to a baking sheet and chill until firm, at least 30 minutes. 4. Heat oven to 300 degrees. 5. Remove top piece of plastic and cut into desired shapes; re-roll excess dough as necessary; transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. 6. Bake for 16 minutes; rotate pan and bake for another 16 minutes, or until they feel firm when scratched with a fingernail; take care not to let the edges brown; matcha shortbread cookies should maintain their green color. 7. Cool, and serve with green-tea or ginger ice cream.
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