One-bite green tea cookies that are crunchy on the outside from Turbinado sugar and buttery soft on the inside. Wildly popular with Asians and people who hang out with a lot of Asians.
We’re talking 4 trays devoured, no leftovers, and so many compliments I got confused. One of my friends easily ate 20 cookies in one go, and he’s been trying to cut back on sugar. Oops.
Recipe tip: When baking with green tea powder aka matcha, using baking powder instead of baking soda will help you preserve the bright green color in the final baked good. Baking soda speeds up the Maillard reaction. It’s what helps cookies brown, but in matcha cookies, ditch the baking soda unless you want them to be army green.
On a recent trip to NYC for a middle school sleepover style reunion (our extremely tame 30-year old version of a bachelorette party), my superstar baker friend Lily said, “I love your blog, BUT… I noticed there aren’t any cookies!” In my defense, I know there’s one… but she’s basically right, so I’m setting out to remedy that, starting with these green tea cookies. I hope you like them even if you’re not Asian.
Matcha can be found at specialty tea shops, Asian grocery stores, www.amazon.com, www.nuts.com, www.vitacost.com, or you can get culinary grade matcha at www.aiyamatcha.com. Ingredients Directions
Matcha can be found at specialty tea shops, Asian grocery stores, www.amazon.com, www.nuts.com, www.vitacost.com, or you can get culinary grade matcha at www.aiyamatcha.com.
These are so dainty and cute! I bet I could eat 20 of them too. I had no idea that baking soda and baking powder effect the color of the end product…sounds like I’ve got some chemistry to brush up on!
Yep, Huffington Post has a great article on this with good visuals! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amanda-greene/baking-soda-vs-baking-powder_b_3443120.html
How interesting – thanks for sharing that! Ugh and that should be “affect” in my original comment (#grammarnerd).
Haha I didn’t even notice! And I too am a grammarnerd so you’re good!
These are so cute! I have been watching everyone bake and cook with matcha and I NEED to get on the bandwagon 🙂 Congrats on your cookies (every blog benefits from more cookie recipes)
Thanks Medha! Hope you get to try it out soon – it’s so much fun to bake with such a naturally bright color 😀
These are so lovely. Love those crackly tops! I need to start being trendy and bake with matcha!
Haha thanks Emily! I am so often Not Trendy that it’s kind of fun to be once in a while 😀