December 30, 2015 2 min read

Matcha Christmas tree shortbread cookies for the Holidays

Christmas has come and gone but the party is far from over for us at Kenko Tea. To keep the festive season going, we’ve got a delicious recipe for Matcha Green Tea Shortbread Cookies by the fabulous Ai Nee aka @thepetitepeony

Ai is a food, travel and lifestyle blogger from Malaysia who lives in Melbourne as a full time foodie and part time traveller. She shares her adventures here:

Ai’s Matcha Green Tea Shortbread Cookies will bring a big smile to your face. The green tea flavour brings a fresh new taste to a traditional dish that’s perfect for sharing with family and friends.

Let’s get baking!

Matcha Shortbread Cookies Recipe

(Adapted from Martha Stewart)

Ingredient

  • 225g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ½ cup confectioners or icing sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose plain flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp Kenko Culinary Grade matcha powder

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Sift together the flour, salt and matcha powder then set aside
  3. Cream up butter and icing sugar for apprx 4-5 minutes until light, pale and fluffy
  4. Add in flour, salt and matcha powder mixture
  5. Combine everything on low speed
  6. Continue to mix with hand until a soft dough is formed
  7. Transfer and roll dough out to 1/4 inch thick on a parchment paper or cling wrap
  8. Refrigerate dough for 25-30 minutes until firm so it will be easier to handle
  9. Cut cookies using a christmas tree cookie cutter (or any other shapes)
  10. Place them on a lined baking sheet about 1 cm apart
  11. Bake for 7 minutes or until edges are golden brown
  12. Cool on pan for 2-3 minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Matcha green tea shortbread cookies with different shapes for the New Year

Tada~~ Crisp, fresh Matcha Green tea Shortbread Cookies to enjoy and share!

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