Another fabulous Martha Stewart recipe. I saw this when I was going through some older cooking magazines; it was from some time in 2001. Martha is such a smarty; she was on the green tea bandwagon years before most of us. This shortbread is so simple to make. I used powdered green tea which gave the shortbread an intense tea flavor. If you don't LOVE green tea, you may want to use a bit less. You could also use other teas, just grind them up into a powder first.
Martha used leaf cookie cutters to shape the original version--so adorable. I have a limited supply of cookie cutters, so I just went with circles and a flowery shape. You can find the complete recipe here: http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/green-tea-shortbread-leaves
Oh, I forgot to add... I sprinkled a bit of sugar on top of each cookie, partly for decoration, but also because the cookies are not very sweet on their own, and I like the added bit of sugar as I find green tea a little bitter.
I love green tea, yet have never baked with it. But those look so good, I guess I'd better get it together and make them!ReplyDelete
These look great - what a cool and creative cookie!ReplyDelete
Matcha is one of my favorite flavors! These cookies sound delicious, and I can only imagine how fantastic they would be with a hot cup of green tea on the side.ReplyDelete
Not sure about green tea, ive had it a number of times but I can't seem to make myself like it even though its deemed to be a health food. But I would sure give these biscuits a go!ReplyDelete
Wow, I have GOT to make these! They sound incredible...thanks a bunch for sharing!ReplyDelete
those are so cute! i love green tea and i love shortbread.ReplyDelete
Thank you for all the sweet comments!ReplyDelete
mango - you could make this with Chai if you're a Chai lover.
I have never baked with GREEN tea. Other types, but not green. Will have to try. And chai would be good.ReplyDelete