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These delicate cookies are made with oil, so they’re moist and tender. Matcha gives them a light, toasty flavor and turns them a pretty green. Slideshow:  More Cookie Recipes 

Ben Mims
February 2015

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Credit: © Con Poulos

Recipe Summary

active:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Yield:
Makes 24 cookies
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt and cardamom. In another bowl, whisk the granulated sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla and almond extracts. In a small bowl, stir 2 tablespoons of the matcha powder with 2 tablespoons of water, then stir into the wet ingredients. Stir the wet ingredients into the flour mixture just until combined.

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  • Using a 1-ounce ice cream scoop or 2 tablespoons, scoop 1-inch balls of dough at least 2 inches apart onto 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.

  • Preheat the oven to 350°. Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes, until set at the edges and very lightly browned on the bottoms. Let the cookies cool for 10 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

  • Arrange the cookies on 1 baking sheet. In a sieve, combine the confectioners’ sugar with the remaining 1 teaspoon of matcha. Dust over the cookies and serve.

Make Ahead

The cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Dust with the matcha sugar before serving.

Notes

The powdered green tea Matcha is available at health food stores and at Asian markets and many Whole Foods markets.

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