Sugar Swings! Serve Some: Matcha Shortbread Cookies - 2 Ways

Friday, March 13, 2015

Matcha Shortbread Cookies - 2 Ways

Since St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner I figured I'd add to all the green foods that show up this time of year.  

And believe it or not I've never made shortbread before even though shortbread cookies are one of my favs.  The dough is so simple to make - butter (and lots of butter), flour, sugar, salt and to green it up I added some matcha.  Matcha is green tea powder and if you like green tea then you'll LOVE matcha.  Plus it gives everything a neat green color.

I used small cookie cutters to cut out the little flower shapes but also added some of the dough to my madeleine pan.

Bake shortbread about 12 -15 minutes but don't over bake or the cookies will be too brown and you definitely want to see the color matcha gave them! (You can see my madeleines are a bit too browned when they came out of the pan - newbie move!)

I added a little matcha to some vanilla buttercream and slathered a bit between 2 of the cut out cookies.  A big green sprinkle added makes them look like little happy flowers.  

Or drizzle with some melted green candy wafers and other sprinkles and you have a neat green treat for St. Patrick's Day.  Enjoy with a cup of green tea or coffee!

Have an awesome weekend and thanks for popping by!

The matcha shortbread recipe can be found here on Martha Stewart


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