These delicious and delicate matcha cookies are a perfect addition to tea time! And they can be frozen for later!
You will need -
240 g plain flour
Qi Organic Matcha Powder (2 ½ Tsp)
170 g salted butter
130 g icing sugar
2 large egg yolks
50 g white chocolate chips
Combine and sift together the flour and Qi Organic Matcha Powder in a large bowl.
In a mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixing method, beat the salted butter until smooth and creamy. It’s important to soften the butter ahead of time - 10 seconds in the microwave should do it.
Add the icing sugar and blend until soft and light. Scrape down the bowl as needed.
Add 2 large egg yolks (separate the whites out) and mix well until combined
Gradually add the flour and Qi Organic Matcha Powder mix and blend until the dough is smooth.
Add your white chocolate chips and blend well
Cut the dough in half and shape into 2 cylinders.
Wrap the cylinders in cling film and chill in the refrigerator until firm, at least 2 hours (or overnight). Note - this cookie dough is very soft and delicate so handle with care.
(Optional: you can place the logs on a bed of rice while chilling. It’ll keep the dough in a nice cylindrical shape, so your cookie slices won’t be flat on one side)
Preheat the oven to 350 ºF (175 ºC). Line the baking sheet with greaseproof paper.
Remove the dough from the cling film, and with a sharp knife, slice the dough into cookie rounds. Place them on the baking sheet, leaving about 1” between rounds on the sheet.
Bake the cookies for about 15 minutes, or until the edge of the cookies starts to get slightly golden brown
Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes; then carefully transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely. If you pack the cookies in an airtight container, they will keep for at least 4 days.
You can also freeze the unbaked logs of dough, wrapped in plastic wrap, for up to 2 months. Let sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes before cutting and baking. Do not let the dough fully defrost.
And there you have it - yummy Qi Matcha cookies, perfect!