Saturday, October 16, 2010

Green Tea Glazed Sugar Cookies

Photo: Tea for Me Please
My penchant for cooking with matcha has found yet another outlet. I found a recipe to make a green tea glaze and decided to try it on my best sugar cookie recipe. They weren’t the prettiest cookies you ever saw but boy were they tasty! The sugar cookie recipe is actually an early Girl Scout cookie recipe. The only downside is that the dough usually turns out very sticky. I always wind up kneading in extra flower until it gets to the right consistency. I was being lazy and didn’t sift the powdered sugar or matcha. The dark colored specks are actually clumps of matcha that wouldn’t dissolve. Make sure that you learn from my mistake, don’t skip that step! I’m going to whip up a batch of these for Halloween since it kind of looks like slime. :)

Green Tea Glaze
1/2 cup of powdered sugar (sifted)
1 and 1/2 tablespoons of milk
1 teaspoon of matcha
Sugar Cookies
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar plus additional amount for topping (optional)
2 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
Cream butter and the cup of sugar; add well-beaten eggs, then milk, vanilla, flour, salt, and baking powder. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Roll dough, cut into shapes, and sprinkle sugar on top, if desired. Bake in a quick oven (375°) for approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Makes six- to seven-dozen cookies.

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