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Chocolate Mint Meringue Cookies.

 

Mm.. best combination ev0r, chocolate mint!

Mm.. best combination ev0r, chocolate mint!

When these came out of the oven, they definitely looked very different from my first two meringue attempts. Yes I still haven’t managed to get them to be round and cute and all.. but these tasted amaazing!!! (Well they will, if you like mint.) 

Basically, I followed the recipe in the last entry but instead of 1 teaspoon of vanilla, in went 2 teaspoons of peppermint extract (you may want to use less, depending on how good your extract is. Mine ain’t that happening, neither is my vanilla, which I always add extra of). Or you can just add it till the mixture tastes minty enough for your tastes. 

I also decreased the mini chocolate chips to about 3/4 cup, and kept the cocoa powder. 

Result: Chocolatey AND minty meringues! *hearts* 

And this was the main reason why I needed to make these meringues… 

 

More more more!

More more more!

My favourite green tea sweets used up several egg yolks and I needed a quick recipe to balance out the whites. So.. hence, the meringues. No regrets making them though because they turned out totally delish! 

 

Twin towers of cookies.

Twin towers of cookies.

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July 19, 2008 at 2:15 am 2 comments

Green Tea Sweets.

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!

July 6, 2008 at 11:54 pm 1 comment


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