Are you a fan of matcha? Do you love baking? If so, we have the perfect recipe for you - matcha cookies! These delightful treats combine the earthy flavor of matcha with the sweetness of cookies, creating a unique and delicious twist on traditional baked goods.
Why Choose Matcha for Baking?
Matcha is a type of powdered green tea that is known for its vibrant green color and numerous health benefits. When used in baking, matcha adds a distinct flavor and beautiful green hue to your creations. It's also packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, making it a healthier alternative to artificial food coloring or flavorings.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons matcha powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, matcha powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the egg and vanilla extract to the butter mixture and mix until well combined.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
- Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop rounded balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
- Gently flatten each dough ball with the back of a spoon or the palm of your hand.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are lightly golden.
- Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Enjoy your homemade matcha cookies!
Why You'll Love Matcha Cookies
Matcha cookies offer a unique flavor profile that is both earthy and sweet. The vibrant green color also makes them visually appealing, perfect for special occasions or as a treat for matcha enthusiasts. Additionally, these cookies are easy to make and require simple ingredients that you may already have in your pantry.
Next time you're in the mood for baking, give matcha cookies a try. With their unique flavor and beautiful green color, they are sure to impress your friends and family. Plus, you'll get to enjoy the numerous health benefits of matcha while indulging in a delicious treat. Happy baking!
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