Does this cookie fall under category healthy? I think so. Do they qualify as tasty? Definitely. It is hard to describe these cookies. They are kind of earthy, sweet and comforting, just like a good cup of tea. I have held onto this recipe for a couple of years thinking someday I would for sure make these. I think they would be fabulous paired along side a scoop of rose ice cream. The recipe is from the über famous blog cannelle et vanille. I did tweak the recipe slightly and added a bit of vanilla and a touch of honey but I can’t tell you how amazing these cookies are, you will just have to make them and find out for yourself. I’m wishing I would have made a double batch myself. They are that good. Make sure to use real matcha green tea powder; found in Asian grocery stores.
Matcha Green Tea Diamants
(recipe adapted from Matcha Diamants at canelle et vanille blog: www.cannellevanille.com)
200 gms unsalted butter
80 gms confectioners sugar
1 lg. egg yolk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. honey
220 gms all-purpose flour
10 gms matcha green tea powder
pinch of salt
egg white for brushing outside of cookie dough
sanding sugar for rolling coating
1. Cream the butter and sugar until pale in color and light and fluffy. Add in the egg yolk, mix to combine. Add in vanilla and honey, mix until smooth.
2. Add all the dry ingredients and mix until incorporated but do not overmix as to prevent a tough dough. Turn the dough out onto a parchment paper and roll into a 2 inch log. Wrap the log and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
3. Brush the outside of the cookie log with egg white and roll in sanding sugar to coat entire log. Cut into 1/2 inch slices and bake at 325° degrees for about 12 minutes until cookies no longer look wet on top. Let cookies cool completely while still on cookie sheet place over a wire rack.