Matcha green tea cookies
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When I saw my foodie friend Anh’s Matcha and White Chocolate Cookies post on her blog A Food Lover’s Journey last month, I knew I needed to make it. I love both traditional and modern Japanese sweets that contain sweet red bean paste or/and matcha (green tea).
I was not only excited to eat these cookies, but I was also looking forward to taking pictures of cookies for the first time. I have seen how all the food bloggers take pictures of cookies – most common one is usually by tying them with ribbon! Despite my excitement, I did not have the right type of ribbon so I ended up using cooking twine… I actually struggled a lot with my very first cookie photos because it was such a hard object to make it interesting. But the cookies were wonderful. I know I’ll make these again and again!
As for the recipe, I pretty much followed Anh’s recipe because I don’t see anywhere I need to change or want to change. The amount of white chocolate I used was a guesstimate. For those of you who want to try this recipe, I hope you can find 100% pure matcha powder in your local Asian grocery store. The good quality ones should have very beautiful green color, not dull green. Here’s the Maeda-En Brand I use for my and this recipe and it’s around $6 for 1 oz (28.5g). It’s a bit pricey but matcha is expensive in Japan as well.
I leave you with these delicious cookies as I have packing to do for a little get-away with my family. Happy Veteran’s Day and have a great weekend!