Buttery matcha shortbread cookies dipped in dark chocolate. The perfect combo.
Anything that is matcha flavoured I will eat! I know a few people that don't like the taste and are shocked by the green colour, but it's honestly so good for you. I won't go into detail about why matcha is great for you since you're here for the matcha shortbread cookies!
You only need five ingredients to make the cookies and so simple to put together. If you didn't want to dip them in chocolate, that's totally fine as they are still tasty as is. Making the shortbread is just like any other shortbread recipe but just with the additional matcha powder. Make sure to sift it before mixing it all together.
There are a few recipes out there on the internet on which one to follow, but for me personally, I like mine. If you do make them, tag me on Instagram as I love seeing people on their adventure time in the kitchen.
Makes: 12 cookies | Prep time: 20 minutes | Baking time: 15 minutes
125g unsalted butter, room temperature
50g caster sugar
180g plain flour
2 tsp of matcha powder
120g of dark chocolate
In a large bowl, cream together the unsalted butter and caster sugar together until pale and fluffy
Add in the plain flour and matcha to the bowl and mix until combined. You may need to bring it all together with your hand on a flat surface. Wrap up your dough in clingfilm and place in the fridge for 15 minutes. Preheat your oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5
Remove the chilled dough and place on a floured surface. Roll out to a thickness of half a cm. Cut out rounds using a cookie cutter or even a glass cup and place on a lined baking tray. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden brown
While the shortbread cookies are cooling, melt your dark chocolate. Dip each cookie into the melted chocolate and lay back onto the baking tray to set