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Thursday, April 23, 2015

[Japanese Recipes] Matcha Cookies with Almond

Matcha cookies with almond – buttery and crumbly Japanese matcha (green tea) cookies with almond. Super easy matcha cookies recipe that anyone can make.

When I posted the Matcha Roll recipe, I received a few requests from readers asking me to share more green tea (matcha) recipes. Matcha as an ingredient in baking has become increasingly popular, especially for people who are partial to Japanese cuisine. I personally love matcha: its powdery texture, earthy fragrance and aroma, and the subtle nuance it lends to the key ingredients, for example: matcha ice cream, matcha rolls, and in this case, matcha cookies.

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So, when you are in the mood of making cookies and wanted to dress up your cookies with a little something, I strongly recommend adding matcha to your recipe. Just a tablespoon of the magical green powder and your cookies will taste so much different, and better. For my matcha cookies recipe, I kicked it up a notch by adding some almond slices. The end result is two dozens of gorgeously baked green-color matcha cookies that are supremely buttery, flaky, yet crunchy with the almond. They are perfect nibbles on warm summer days, perhaps with some matcha ice cream on the side.

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Matcha Cookies with Almond Recipe

Yield 24 cookies | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Bake Time: 14-16 minutes


1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup packed powdered sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon matcha powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sliced almonds, lightly chopped

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Sift together the all purpose flour, matcha powder and salt.

With an electric mixer at medium speed, cream the butter and powdered sugar until fluffy.

Lower the mixer speed. Add in sifted ingredients 1 tablespoon at a time until dough is formed.

Add in the sliced almond in 3 batches and stop the mixer immediately once all combined.

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Remove the dough and place on a 22 inches long plastic wrap. Roll the dough into a 1 1/2 inches thick log. Wrap the log with the plastic wrap and freeze for 30 minutes.

Pre-heat the oven to 325 degree Fahrenheit. Line two baking sheets with parchment papers.

Remove the dough from the freezer. Use a sharp knife and cut the dough 1/4 inch thick each. Arrange the cookie dough on the baking pan 2 inches apart.

Bake them for 14-16 minutes on the middle rack. Remove the cookies to wire rack to cool completely before storing in air tight containers.

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