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Green Tea Shortbread Cookies

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"Rich, buttery shortbread with the subtle flavor of green tea. Pairs wonderfully with tea or with ice cream for a dessert! Cookies taste better the next day."
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45 m servings 125
Original recipe yields 25 servings (25 cookies)


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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Place a sheet of parchment paper or plastic wrap on a work surface and dust with flour. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Beat butter in a bowl using an electric mixer until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add 3/4 cup sugar and continue beating until mixture is lighter in color, about 2 minutes more.
  3. Mix flour, green tea powder, and salt together in a separate bowl; gradually add to creamed butter mixture, beating on low speed until dough sticks together. Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness on the floured parchment paper; cut into 2-inch cookies or bars. Roll remaining dough and cut into more cookies until all the dough is used. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  4. Carefully transfer cookies to the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle sugar over each cookie.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until firm and barely starting to turn golden, about 15 minutes. Cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 125 calories; 7.5 13.7 1.2 20 25 Full nutrition

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I had a hard time getting the dough to stick together. It seemed rather dry and crumbly, and I had to press it together to get the dough to stick to itself. I couldn't roll it out, or roll it ...

This is so good. I will surely make it again. I have added my leftover white chocolate chips and slivered almonds coz we love nuts and the kids love chocolate however I reduced the sugar since t...

These were much tastier than I expected and very easy to make. I was surprised how soft the dough ended up being. It had the same consistency of kinetic sand. That made rolling it a small challe...

Was very easy to make. Buttery and not overwhelmingly sweet. I had to add /14 teaspoon of green tea. I used high grade culinary matcha green tea. The color and the taste was perfect.