Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Matcha & White Chocolate Cookies

My fellow food blogger friends on Instagram have been doing a lot of late night baking, and I always drool at their pictures, all green in envy, with my tummy rumbling away late at night. :$

Whilst I usually spend my night in bed by 9 or 10pm, I decided that I shall jump on the bandwagon and do some baking.

My fingers were itching to bake, and my tastebuds were craving for some yummy matcha goodness. I did a fair bit of search on Google and stumbled upon this beautiful recipe on Anh's Food Blog.

She has amazing pictures and she shared a beautiful story in tribute of her friend. Anh also said in her post "These cookies are great to share around. Perhaps they are not fit for special occasions and such, but why can´t we celebrate the simple things in life every day?"

My colleague at work was just telling me the other day how she loves green tea and with her birthday looming close, I thought to myself, maybe I could bake some for her. And so I did.

Green Tea & White Chocolate Cookies
Recipe adapted from Anh's Food Blog and modified by The Bakeanista

  • 240g all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp green tea (matcha) powder
  • 150g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 130g icing sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • A generous handful of white chocolate chips

  1. Sift together the flour and matcha powder, then set aside.
  2. Cream together the butter, sugar, and salt until soft and light.
  3. Add in the egg yolks and beat until well incorporated.
  4. Gradually add the flour and matcha powder mixture, and mix well.
  5. Finally fold in the white chocolate chips and ensure they are distributed evenly.
  6. Shape the dough into 2 cylindrical logs and wrap them in plastic wrap. Rest them in the refrigerator overnight, or if you're pressed for time, several hours would do.
  7. Preheat oven to 150 deg C. Remove the cookie dough from the plastic wrap and cut the cookie slices to 7mm thick. Mine was quick inconsistent, but I don't think it matters. :P
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes then let cool on rack. Remember to store them in air tight container if you haven't already demolished them all. ;)
These cookies taste really amazing! :) They have texture similar to that of shortbreads, and it has a lovely delicate matcha flavour.

Although they do look quite green, don't be deceived by the colour. It isn't as strong or bitter as it looks.

It is really beautiful, you need to give this recipe a go! And maybe you can share the love, and pack some for your friends or family too.

Good luck! :)


Iron Chef Shellie said...

Woah these got blogged quick! You only just made them!

Late night baking is the best. I'll be doing some tomorrow night!

The Bakeanista said...

Heh yeah! If I don't blog about it now, it'll just go into the queue of my backlog, and I might never blog about it like my other baked goodies haha! But it was really beautiful. I absolutely loved it that's why it got to jump the queue. ;)

msihua said...

Wah you blog so fast! I want to try now.. i don't like white chocolate.. so shall replace :P

The Bakeanista said...

Hahahaha! I iz powderful. :P Try replacing with Macadamia if you love 'em nuts! That's what I'll be doing for my next batch hehe.

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