see the top cookie? i made some without the granulated sugar coating which i much prefer ;)
I’m sure you have seen these cookies somewhere.
If it’s not here, then it will definitely be there. These cookies are that famous i tell ya!
Even without all the raves on the food blogosphere, hearing the name of the cookies alone can get me excited already. Grin. Green tea! Matcha! Importantly, matcha and sablé! Umm… nuff’ said ;)
Green Tea Sable Cookies
(makes about 50, from Okashi by Keiko Ishida)
240g plain flour (chilled)
15g green tea powder (matcha powder)
150g unsalted butter, at room temperature
130g icing sugar –> i reduced to 100g but in the near future, will reduce even more to 90g
pinch of salt
2 egg yolks
1 egg white
green tea leaves (optional)
Sift flour and green tea powder twice. Set aside.
Beat butter, icing sugar and salt until soft and creamy. Add egg yolks and mix well. Add flour and green tea powder mixture and fold in with a spatula. Cover dough with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.
Divide dough in half. Place both portions in two large pieces of parchment paper. Shape into logs about 3.5cm in diameter. Wrap logs with parchment paper and refrigerate until firm. If not using immediately, wrap with cling film and freeze. Cookie dough can be kept for up to 2 months in the freezer.
Preheat oven to 150′C. Cut logs into 7mm thick rounds. Dip edges in granulated sugar. Place cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 25 minutes, then remove and leave to cool on wire rack before serving. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 10 days.
ps : do not place the unbaked cookies on the pre-heated cookie sheet like what my helper did when i coincidentally happened to be in the toilet then, unless you wanna get uneven + melted granulated sugar coating and chao-tar (burnt) bottoms like mine :P
Note : i dislike the sugar that coats around the cookies. pretty yes but too sweet! for all my future bakes, i’d omit the sugar unless i’m photographing :P
Hmmm… if you are on some diet programme or trying to lose weight, do not .. i repeat, DO NOT attempt this. Don’t say i didn’t warn you! These little green monsters morsels are completely addictive!!!! So so good. I grabbed the whole jar and refused to let go. The boys were madly in love with it too! Like me, they grabbed another jar and ate all by themselves. Haha!
Needless to say, the cookies were gone within 2 days.