Green Tea Sablés

Ginkgo trees in San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art sculpture garden inspired leaf cookies by in-house pastry chef Caitlin Williams Freeman.


Slideshow:  More Cookie Recipes


  • Active:
  • Total Time:
  • Servings: Makes about 2 dozen 3-inch cookies

Related Video

More Videos
Frozen Whipped Cream


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon matcha (green tea) powder
  • 1 stick plus 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar

How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°. In a small bowl, whisk the flour with the baking soda, salt and matcha powder.

  2. In a bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Beat in the sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the flour mixture. Pat the dough into a 6-inch disk. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate until chilled.

  3. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough a scant 3/8 inch thick. Using a floured 2 1/2-inch cookie cutter, stamp out as many cookies as possible. Carefully transfer the cookies to parchment-lined baking sheets, leaving 1 inch of space between them. Reroll the scraps, chill and stamp out more cookies. Bake the cookies 1 sheet at a time until lightly browned around the edges, about 16 minutes. Let cool slightly, then transfer the cookies to a rack to cool.

Contributed By Photo © Antonis Achilleos Published September 2011

482875 recipes/green-tea-sables 2013-12-06T23:29:20+00:00 Caitlin Williams Freeman baking|holiday-open-house|mothers-day|cookies|desserts|20-for-a-crowd|make-ahead|afternoon-tea september-2011,caitlin williams freeman,museum of modern art,green tea cookies,sable cookie,leaf cookie,art cookie,artistic food,pretty food recipes,green-tea-sables 482875

Aggregate Rating value: 0

Review Count: 0

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5