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.
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2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup canola oil
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon matcha tea powder
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
How to Make It
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.
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.
The cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Dust with the matcha sugar before serving.
The powdered green tea Matcha is available at health food stores and at Asian markets and many Whole Foods markets.
Review Body: These are delicious. I add more cardamom to the recipe b/c I like the flavor and also I added sugar to the top - for Christmas I colored the sugar red which was festive. It's important to know these are cakes not cookies so be prepared for that texture. Do not overcook - very slightly browned is all that should be on the bottom or they will be dry!
Review Rating: 4
Date Published: 2016-12-26
Author Name: ManuelMoreira
Review Body: I'm not a tea lover but I do am a cookier lover and I like these
Date Published: 2017-05-13
Author Name: Jennifer Stephens
Review Body: Why review a recipe when you haven’t tried it? SMH I made these last night and they are great! Quick and easy. I made sure not to overbake so they stayed nice and chewy. If you like green trea lattes from Starbucks, you’ll love these! Plus matcha is SO healthy for you!
Date Published: 2017-12-21
Author Name: Andrea Miller
Review Body: These cookies/ cakes are delicious. I guess im not logged in properly to change the rating. I was hesitant to make these when I saw 3 stars but they're amazing! No dairy! My daughter cant eat lactose and they are so wonderful! Light fluffy flavorful! Yay! Great healthy desert with great flavor without dairy, too much sugar or fat. lovely! We will make them again and again! Easy to make too! Fun.
Date Published: 2018-04-26
Author Name: Shahde_Cooper
Review Body: Hi there. I would like to use a wholewheat flour in replacement for the all-purpose flour you've written in your recipe. Would this be okay to use?
Review Rating: 4
Date Published: 2016-07-08
Author Name: @GreenWrench
Review Body: I'm not sure how Matcha tea taste like because I've never tasted anything like this before. The cookie color is not quite enticing for me but I would still give this a try.