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Thirsty Thursday: Matcha Green Tea (cookies!)

Happy Thirsty Thursday!!  Self magazine just published a story on the 2015 food trends and Matcha Green Tea, a fine-ground, powdered green tea with an energy boost comparable to coffee, is a huge trend for the year!  I love the tea, but it takes careful preparations and a special whisk, so today I have brought you a non-finicky Matcha Green Tea recipe everyone will love–because it is in cookie form!  Follow the recipe below to get a jump start on the 2015 food trends from Self Magazine!

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

2 tablespoons Japanese green matcha powder

2 cups white chocolate chips or chunks

1 1/2 cups roughly chopped macadamia nuts

Matcha Green Tea Cookie Ingredients

Matcha Green Tea Cookie Ingredients

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Put butter and sugars in the bowl of an electric mixer

Butter and Sugar ready to be beaten

Butter and Sugar ready to be beaten

Beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes

Butter and Sugar Beaten

Butter and Sugar Beaten

Add in eggs, one at a time

Add vanilla

Eggs and Vanilla Added

Eggs and Vanilla Added

Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, Matcha powder & salt into a medium bowl

Gradually add to butter mixture until combined

Matcha Powder, Flower, and added

Matcha Powder, Flower, baking soda, and baking powder added

Stir in oatmeal, white chocolate chips, and nuts

The dough is almost ready with the oatmeal, white chocolate chips, and nuts added

The dough is almost ready with the oatmeal, white chocolate chips, and nuts added

Drop batter by heaping tablespoons onto parchment lined cookie sheets

Dough ready to be baked!

Dough ready to be baked!

Bake 12-16 minutes

Let cool on sheets on wire racks for 2 minutes

Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely

Matcha Green Tea Cookies Cooling

Matcha Green Tea Cookies Cooling

Plate and serve to your guests!!

Matcha Green Tea cookies  (served at my family's festive holiday party!)

Matcha Green Tea cookies
(served at my family’s festive holiday party!)

Yield: About 4 dozen

Take a look at Self Magazine’s Matcha Green Tea products HERE.

For all of your Brooklyn-ers, check out America’s first MatchaBar!!!

93 Whythe Ave

Brooklyn NY

718-559-0015

Read Self Magazine’s 2015 food trends HERE and take the poll below to let me know which food trend you are most excited about!

Stay hungry…

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