Green Tea Sweets.

July 6, 2008 at 11:54 pm 1 comment

Heart-shaped green tea sweets.

 

Tried the well-heralded, Lovescool’s Green Tea Sweets which have been featured on at leastfive recipe blogs I frequent. The recipe has been said to taste fantastisch so of course I must, MUST try it. It TEMPTED me (a massive consumer of all green tea products) for long enough! Except for the bit where I actually had to procure green tea powder from somewhere. But apparently, quite a number of baking shops in Singapore do sell it (like Phoon Huat, as overpriced as some of the stuff there is…). 

So I trooped down to Phoon Huat in Bedok to pick up that tiny 20g bottle of Bakable Green Tea Powder for $2.57. (!!!!) 

Bought a cute multi hearts cookie cutter (its this device that has 4 hearts attached so you can just chop out 4 biscuits at one go… very fun, like play-dough.) to create the above shortbread yummies (yes they’re actually shortbread). And they tasted as delicious as all the enthusiastic blog reviews (and here I am adding yet another to the collection). It is a really really yummy recipe. I’ll definitely do it again. 🙂 

Green Tea Sweets
adapted from Lovescool

Ingredients
Yield (2” leaf shape): Approx 25
(clearly, I made FAR smaller, bite-sized cookies… feedback from a friend said I ought to make them bigger to retain the green tea flavour better though)

3/4 cup (2.25 oz) Confectioners sugar
5 oz Unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1 3/4 cup (8.5 oz) All-purpose flour
3 Large egg yolks
1.5 TBS Matcha (powdered green tea) (I added up to 2!)
1 cup Granulated sugar (for coating)

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Whisk the confectioner’s sugar and green tea together in a bowl.
  • Add the butter and green tea/sugar mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix until smooth and light in color.
  • Add the flour and mix until well combined.
  • Add the egg yolks and mix just until the eggs are fully incorporated and a mass forms.
  • Form the dough into a disk and chill in the refrigerator until firm (about 30 minutes).
  • Roll the dough out to ½” thickness.
  • Cut the dough with a leaf cookie cutter.
  • Toss each cut cookie in a bowl of granulated sugar to coat.
  • Place the sugar-coated cookie on a parchment lined pan. Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes, or until slightly golden around the edges.

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I might be biased towards green tea just because I absolutely LOVE anything related to green tea, but the reputation and success of this recipe has been well circulated enough to stand credible on its own. 🙂 

You know you want them! 

Rating: 5/5
Would I make these again? ABSOLUTELY!!! In fact, I did!

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