Sunday, October 14, 2012

Green Tea and White Chocolate Cookies


Baking with tea or powdered tea is a wonderful way to add very interesting flavors to cakes and cookies. I have baked Earl Grey Cookies and Green Tea Shortbread and Cupcakes before and made Chai-Spiced Honey Bundt Cakes (see also my post of Feb. 10, 2012) and was always intrigued by the taste that the different teas, whetther in powdered from, ground up or used as an infusion, add to baked goods. So when I came across a recipe for Green Tea and White Chocolate Cookies on Nami´s fantastic blog called Just one Cookbook, I knew that I had to try out her recipe.




The cookies are very pretty when baked and mine had a pronounced flavor of green tea which I adore. The white chocolate added not only a nice visual effect but tasted wonderful in combination with the green tea. Just make sure that you use a really good quality white chocolate such as Lindt.




The powdered green tea that I used in this recipe is called “Matcha” and since it is quite expensive, you should not skimp on the other ingredients for the cookie and try to use the best ingredients that you can get.




I chose to give some of these cookies as gifts and instead of packing them in cookies tins, I went to my favorite Asian market and bought the smallest steamer baskets with matching covers that I could find. I placed a layer of brown unbleached parchment paper at the bottom of the baskets and just placed the cookies inside – just make sure that you let the recipient know that the cookies should be wrapped if they intend to keep them for a few days.




The recipe for these amazing and pretty cookies can be found on Nami´s blog! Thank you for sharing this fantastic recipe Nami!




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9 comments:

  1. What beautiful, unique cookies! I love them!

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  2. Oh Andrea! Thank you for trying these cookies! Your matcha cookies look perfect! I love how you used the steamer as a gift box - what a cute idea!

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  3. I drink tons of tea, but have never used it to flavor my baked goods! Your cookies are gorgeous...and have inspired me :)

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  4. Andrea - these are beautiful. The steamer basket as a container is such a wonderful touch.

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  5. Oh these cookies are gorgeous, Andrea! Love all your green accessories to match the cookies…beautiful presentation!

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  6. that is awesome i love the colours.

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  7. Gorgeous cookies and gorgeous packaging. Great idea.
    p.s. I deleted your duplicate comment on my blog. Have a good night!

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  8. Beautiful cookies, Andrea. I love that you packaged them in steamers.

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