Hmmm... Yeah. Sorry, I am really obsessed with Matcha lately. I am sure you will see more Matcha related recipes on my blog until I finally finish using my tiny tin of Matcha powder. I will try to spread them out over the weeks, so Green will not be the only color you see in this blog.As you may recall,I have blogged about the Matcha Brownie and mini matcha cheese tarts here not too long ago. But the first recipe I tried after I acquired the Matcha powder was indeed these Matcha Cookies, which Kelli from Lovescool had so kindly shared on her blog.
Now you probably have seen it on Fanny, Veronica,Mae and some other beautiful blogs before(sorry I am sure I have seen a lot more bloggers' entries on this sweet but I can't remember where!), and I don't have to sound like a broken record telling you just how amazing these cookies are. I simply love its melt in your mouth texture and distinct matcha flavor. Eating the cookie is almost like drinking the matcha tea itself. However, if Matcha is not your cup of tea, then maybe you would find it a bit grassy.OCT for one, finds the cookies too "green/grassy". I nodded to his comment, and secretly happy that I could have the cookies all to myself! Well, I guess we can say:"one man's meat is another man's poison?" Like how I adore chocolate of high cocoa percentage, but OCT finds it too bitter.Just my 2 cents anyway.
But I am urging you, green tea lovers out there to give this a try, and remember: Don't waste it on your tea-hating friends. They may not enjoy it, so save the precious morsels for yourself!Like how I baked a batch, offered OCT a tiny bite and kept the rest all to myself!
In Kelli's version, she rolls the cookies in sugar. I followed the method in my first batch but decided to play around with the subsequent batch. Since I always have some sweet tart dough in the freezer, I defrosted some, rolled it thin and glued to the Matcha cookie dough.
After the dough firmed up, the dough was sliced and baked in the oven. I think I like the second version better. The outer ring of sweet tart dough added a nice buttery flavor to the cookies and I prefer the cookies without the crunch from granulated sugar.
Thank you Kelli, for your generosity in sharing your award winning Matcha Cookies recipe! Your recipe nudged me to get my first tin of Matcha powder, and ignited my obsession with Matcha ever since.
Have you made these cookies yet?