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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

G is for Good

green tea shortbread cookies

Today I feel like making a random list of my favorite things that start with the letter G. Please feel free to add to my list!


green tea shortbread cookies

Gateaux (french for cake!)
Gentleman ;)
Giant Cookies (okay this one doesn't really count, but still)
Getty Images
Girly Stuff (now and then)
Glamizons (wooo)
Griffin Family
Gyros Pita
Green Tea
Green Tea Cookies, speaking of which, is what we see below! :)

green tea shortbread

I found this recipe online which is a recipe that won an award or something. I'm sure lots of ppl have encountered the recipe before. But anyways, I was really excited about it cuz I bought some really nice (and expensive!!) organic matcha powder (Japanese green tea powder). It's a beautiful bright green and it was so much fun to work with. This green tea/ avocado green colour is my most favorit-est colour in the whole wide world. I have lots and lots of things that are this colour, including one of my bedroom walls! It's funny when I look around my house and see how many green things I have. Anyways. It's an easy recipe and they taste great. It's not too sweet and it has a nice note of green tea. Great for the adults. :)

green tea shortbread cookies

Green Tea Cookies

makes about 2 dozen
recipe from Lovescool


3/4 cup (2.25 oz) Confectioners sugar
5 oz unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1 3/4 cup (8.5 oz) all-purpose flour
3 large egg yolks
1 1/2 tbsp Matcha (powdered green tea)
1 cup Granulated sugar (for coating)


1. Whisk the confectioner’s sugar and green tea together in a bowl.
2. 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. Add the flour and mix until well combined. Add the egg yolks and mix just until the eggs are fully incorporated and a mass forms.
3. Form the dough into a disk and chill in the refrigerator until firm (about 30 minutes).
4. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
5. Roll the dough out to ½” thickness. Cut the dough with a cookie cutter. Toss each cut cookie in a bowl of granulated sugar to coat.
6. Place the sugar-coated cookie on a parchment lined pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until slightly golden around the edges.

green tea shortbread cookies


  1. I absolutely love anything with green tea in it - and the color of those cookies is amazing!

  2. Those look good! What an amazing shade of green!

  3. Anything with green tea for me! They look amazing.

  4. Found your blog via tastespotting, and definitely plan to come back. Those look delightful!

  5. i'm a big fan of green tea. i'm going to try this recipe for sure.

    yours looks perfect. good job!

  6. These look beautiful! Green is my favorite color too, and green tea is so tasty. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Green match tea is delicious!yum!

  8. Wow, the color of the green tea is so intense and beautiful. These cookies look delicious!

  9. I like giraffes...
    I've bookmarked these to make numerous times and haven't gotten around to it yet, they look great!

  10. Green and matcha. My two favorite things! This looks very pretty. Found your blog via tastespotting. Will start following now!

  11. Thanks everyone! I looove this green colour to begin with, so no wonder I love these cookies too. :) Good quality matcha powder makes all the difference!

  12. Love the photos. I've made these cookies too, and lots more green tea flavoured sweets since.

  13. Just like the green tea cookies I had in Tokyo. I added a 1/4 teaspoon of salt to bring out the macha flavor. With left over dough I roll into small balls and roll those balls into sesame seeds. Press with a flat glass and cook for 13-14 minutes. Use the best macha you can the inexpensive macha is dark and muddy. So good, thank you.

  14. Wow, green tea cookies, am loving it, am a tea lover myself, thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  15. Those photos are amazing! Green tea cookies are great if you are having a tea party and using a good quality green tea is extremely important.
    If you love to try new things with green tea, you should try green tea ice cream recipe. The perfect treat to have in summer!

  16. I just tried this recipe and it's excellent!

  17. i just made this, it is soft. I thought this was a hard green tea cookie? flavor is good, but seems like a brownie cookie, Lol