Matcha tea cookies

Hi everybody!
here I am with my new post after a big break. Actually I was looking forward to post again and especially something related with this kind of tea that I really like. Today´s recipe can be made without tea and the cookies will be equally good 🙂
 
 
People around me already know that I am a BIG fan of tea, specially red and green.
Talking about green tea, two years ago I discovered the Matcha tea (the king of the teas); I really like it because it has many healthy benefits (three times greater than the normal green tea commercially available). Its a powder green tea with a high concentration of antioxidants, it helps to reduce high blood  pressure and moderate cholesterol.
 

 

 
 
We can enjoy a nice cup of Matcha but the use of this tea goes to many more areas, for example the amount of recipes that can be made with it like cakes, truffles, creams, ice-creams etc.
Today a super easy recipe, shall we start?
 
Ingredients: 

 

 
 
150 gr of flour
3 tea spoons of ground almonds
90 gr butter (without salt)
1 pinch of salt
10 gr of yeast
50 gr of sugar
2 egg yolk
2 tea spoons of Matcha tea
1 pinch of vanilla
 
1º) First we sieve the flour together with the yeast and the almonds.
2º)  After that we mix the butter together with the sugar until we get a smooth mixture, we incorporate the egg yolks, the vanilla and the tea; mix well and finally incorporate the flour and mix until the ingredients are well mixed.
3º) With our hands we knead the mixture. Make a ball, wrap it plastic foil and let it rest in the refrigerator 1/2 hour to 1 hour.
 

 

4º) Now, we can stretch the mixture and with the cookie cutter we shape the cookies and place them on the baking tray.
5º) Preheat the oven 175º C and place the cookies during 10 minutes (flip the tray half the time, so all the cookies are cooked the same way)
 

 

 
6º) Let them cool down and get ready to enjoy your matcha cookies 🙂
 
 

 

And … that’s it! we have our matcha tea cookies, although as I  said before if you don´t have Matcha Tea , you can make the cookies without it. They can be decorated with powdered sugar or chocolate, but I personally prefer the green color that the tea provides them. They are delicious!
 

 

 
I hope you try to make them at home, see you!
 
Ah! also I would like to congratulate my sister for her birthday: I really hope you can have a relaxed and happy birthday, send you a big kiss from here, you are the best!!! (we will celebrate together when I´m back)

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