I’m not a fan of sweets, and I’m not very good at cooking them so I like to go for sure when preparing something to sweeten me.
I like these cookies or cookies in general because once you master the base, the rest is fun. There are so many variants of cookies and every time I like to try new flavors. A few days ago I received a gift – a matcha kit, so besides the daily latte, I try to use matcha in cookies.
I was very pleased with the choice I’ve made. Fluffy, slightly sweet and fragrant, these cookies are perfect for breakfast or snack. The recipe is simple and most important, it takes very little preparation.
- 2 3/4 cups (358g) all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder (5g)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons (233g) granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons (28g) brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Step 1: Preheat oven to 180°C and prepare your baking sheets with parchment paper.
Step 2: In a medium bowl combine all dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, matcha powder, salt and set aside.
Step 3: Cream the butter and sugars together in a large mixer bowl on medium speed until light in color and fluffy. You should be able to see the change in color happen and know it’s ready.
Step 4: Add the egg, mix until well combined, add the vanilla extract and mix again. Add the dry ingredients and mix until the dough is well combined. Do not over mix. Rhe dough shouldn’t be stinky.
Step 5: Create equal balls of cookie doughand set the balls on the baking sheet.
Step 6: Bake cookies for 7-8 minutes. The cookies will spread and the centers will look soft, but should look done. Remove just before the edges begin to turn golden. The cookies should be a little puffy when you take them out of the oven but will fall a bit as they cool.
9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on baking sheets for 4-5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.