Celebrate the holidays with sweet and buttery matcha green tea cookies. These cookies have a soft and cakey texture and are topped off with confectionery sugar which adds some sweetness and imparts creates the image of a light dusting of snow on the lawn. These cookies are made with flour, baking powder, butter, egg, vanilla extract, almond powder, and of course, matcha.
Matcha is made from green tea leaves that are dried and ground into a fine powder. The tea is grown in the shade in the last few weeks before harvesting. The leaves are carefully dried, often inside, to prevent damage to the leaves. The leaves are then ground into a powder using a stone grinder.