I'm very much a green tea lover and I drink it daily and love to try all kinds of green tea flavoured items such as ice-cream, cakes, cookies...
When I saw this on Just One CookBook last year, I decided that its going on my Chinese New Year cookie baking list. Who can resist green tea cookies embedded with white chocolate chips! I loved the strong green tea flavour in this cookie and the white chocolate adds a nice crunch and texture to this delicious cookie.
I prefer my cookies a little more crisp and baked them a little longer than recommended when I baked these the first time. The white cookie chips turned slightly browned. The second time I made these, I ensured that the chips were not burned, but the cookie wasn't quite as crisp as I'd like it to be. Perhaps its my oven - I am wondering if there is anyway to overcome this problem?
Green Tea & White Chocolate Cookies (36 cookies)
Recipe from Just One CookBook
- 240 g all purpose flour
- 15 g green tea powder (matcha)
- 150 g unsalted butter, softened
- 130 g powder sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1/3 - 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- Sift the flour and the matcha powder.
- Cream together the butter, sugar, and salt until soft and light.
- Add the egg yolks and beat well.
- Gradually add the flour/matcha powder mixture.
- Fold in the white chocolate chips.
- Shape the dough into 2 round logs and wrap them in plastic wrap. Place your wrapped log on a bed of rice to chill to prevent one side from being flattened. Chill in refrigerator for several hoursor, better yet, overnight.
- Preheat oven to 300F (150C) degrees. Remove the dough from plastic wrap and cut the cookies into slices of 7mm (1/4 inch) thick. If you put too many chocolate chips, this step can be a little tricky.
- Bake for 20-22 minutes then cool on a rack.