Matcha Sugar Cookies

Matcha Sugar Cookies

I had these while in Japan and loved them. Dunk them in coffee and they are perfect for an afternoon snack. 
You must be a matcha fan or do not bother making these as the flavor is strong!

Recipe makes 20 cookies.

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons of matcha powder
1 stick unsalted butter
1/8 teaspoon salt       
1/2 cup organic sugar 

Sift together the flour, salt, and matcha powder and put aside.
Using an electric mixer, cream together the powdered sugar and the butter.
Very slowly, with the mixer on low, incorporate the matcha and flour mixture into the butter mixture.
Once both are fully blended together, remove the dough and form it into a log 10–12 inches long and place on parchment paper.
Sprinkle organic sugar over the log and roll to coat exterior with sugar pressing down so it sticks evenly
Wrap the log in plastic wrap and then place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Pre-heat the oven to 325ºF and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Slice the dough into 20 cookies and line them up on the baking sheet, evenly spread out.
Bake for 15 minutes or until the cookies just start to brown. 
Once dough is rolled into log place on parchment paper and pour organic sugar over and roll the log to coat exterior with sugar pressing down so it sticks  
Once cookies are removed from oven sprinkle with more sugar while hot.

Recipe Adapted From: EpicMatcha




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