Sunday, June 01, 2008

Green Tea Biscuits

I saw these green tea biscuits from Ellie at Kitchen Wench. I had been looking for something to make with my matcha powder that I bought. These biscuits look so great and easy so I thought I would give it a try.

The biscuits were really easy to make. I really like the flavour, a butter cookie with a hint of green tea. A tip is to really watch these biscuits when they are baking. You want to make sure they don't brown too much. I found that the biscuits that were too brown had a really strong burnt taste, which is still good, but it hides the green tea flavour. The biscuits that were not burnt at all had a beautiful green tea flavour.

Green Tea Biscuits


3/4 cup icing sugar mixture
145g unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1 3/4 cup plain flour
3 large egg yolks
1.5 tbsp matcha (powdered green tea)
1 cup castor sugar (for coating)

1) Preheat the oven to 180C. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
2) Whisk the icing 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 cookie cutter.
9) Toss each cut cookie in a bowl of castor sugar to coat.
10) Place the sugar-coated cookie on a parchment lined pan. Bake at 180C for 12-15 minutes, or until slightly golden around the edges.

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