Monday, April 7, 2008

Green Tea Jewels

coating the dough with granulated sugar

-the jewels-

i call these green tea jewels cos the name just seems so apt for them! Especially after coating them with coarse granulated sugar. i had a list of things i had already wanted to bake. but i stumbled across lovescool's blog and the green tea sweets looked so pretty in green. since i had all the ingredients i needed for this recipe, i decided to bake this last weekend. quite a few have already tried it out and the different variations are really amazing. do have a look ok?

mine turned out a little on the dark side compared to those i have seen on lovescool's site.

oh, i tweaked the recipe a little. i was a little more generous with the matcha powder and i added an additional 30gm of ground almonds :)

the recipe...

Green Tea Jewels
Adapted from Lovescool's Green Tea Sweets

75g Confectioners sugar
150g Unsalted butter, cut into cubes
235g plain flour
4 medium sized egg yolks
2 tbsp Matcha powder
30g ground almonds
Granulated sugar (for coating)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 deg C. Prepare your baking sheet. Whisk the confectioner’s sugar and green tea together in a bowl.
  2. Beat the butter with your electric mixer in a bowl, then add the green tea/sugar mixture & mix until smooth and light in colour.
  3. Add the flour and ground almonds and mix until well combined. Add the egg yolks and mix just until the eggs are fully incorporated.
  4. Form the dough into a disk and chill in the refrigerator until firm (about 30 mins).
  5. Remove from the refrigerator & roll the dough out. Cut the dough with a cookie cutter.
  6. Toss each cut cookie in a bowl of granulated sugar to coat. Place the sugar-coated cookie on your baking sheet. Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until slightly golden around the edges.


Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks good and I like the name of your cookies. Is the green tea taste strong?

ting said...

hello little corner of mine,

Thanks! The cookies have a subtle green tea taste. I think it's just nice :) If you don't want too strong a green tea taste, you can reduce the amount of green tea added.