Matcha Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Rice flour and powdered green tea make for a light, refreshing shortbread with a unique flavor

Matcha Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Matcha Shortbread Cookie Recipe
Matcha Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Matcha Green Tea Shortbread Recipe

You can find rice flour and matcha at Asian grocery stores or specialty grocers like Whole Foods. Matcha is a finely-milled green tea often used in Japanese tea ceremonies.

Submitted by Yayoy


1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup superfine sugar
1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
1/2 cup white rice flour
1 3/4 tablespoons matcha green tea

powdered sugar for sprinkling

1. Cream butter until smooth, then add the sugar until creamy. Sift in flour, gradually to mix.

2. Dust two sheets of wax paper lightly with powdered sugar. Roll out the dough between the two sheets until 1/2 inch thick. Cut dough with a deep cookie cutter.

3. Place cookies in an ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Bake in a preheated oven at 325 degrees F for 6 minutes, Then at 300 degrees F for 18 minutes until light brown at the bottom. Watch carefully.

5. Perfect with hot cocoa or coffee.