Matcha powder and vanilla extract give the perfect flavour to these bite sized swirl cookies. And they’re so much fun! | Stay Alive and Cooking
I received a package from Mr & Mrs Tea, which contained one of the best tea products there is: matcha powder. This bright green powder can be used to make tea and matcha latte, but can also be used in various baked goods and desserts. I wanted to bring out that beautiful green, which is how I came up with the idea for these swirl cookies!
Mr & Mrs Tea
This tea-loving couple living in the Netherlands has started up a webshop to sell some of the best Chinese teas. The offer of said high-quality teas is nearly non existent here in the Netherlands, which is why it’s so cool! I came across their account on Instagram, which is filled with, guess what, Matcha pictures… 😉
I left a comment on one of their pictures, and that’s how we came in contact. Mrs Tea sent me an e-mail, asking me if I was interested in trying their product. Yes, please! Matcha is not easy to get here in the Netherlands, so I was super excited. I’d like to point out that even though I was gifted the Matcha, I am not required to write a blog post. This also means that I am not in any way influenced: I was just too excited and inspired to NOT write a blog about it!
Matcha-vanilla swirl cookies
I wanted to bake cookies but was afraid that the green colour would be lost once I baked them. This was totally not the case, as you can see on the picture! I decided to make swirl cookies so that the bright green colour was extra noticeable. Worked out pretty well, huh?
Matcha and vanilla swirl cookies: delicious and bite-sized! @VivianSAACClick To Tweet
- Eggs, 2 large
- Butter, 175g
- Sugar, 100g
- Honey, 100g
- Flour, 400g
- Baking powder, 1 teaspoon
- Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon
- Matcha powder, 1 spoonful
- Extra: sugar, honey
- Mix the butter and sugar until smooth. Add the eggs one by one, and then the honey. Mix through.
- Add the flour and baking powder, and knead until you have a smooth dough. Divide in 2 equal portions.
- Add the vanilla to the first portion and mix through.
- Add the matcha and some extra honey to the second dough, and mix through.
- Roll both doughs into thin, long patches of dough. The size depends on how big you want the cookies.
- Place the green dough on top of the white dough, and start rolling to create snail-like rolls.
- Wrap this in foil and place in the fridge for at least an hour.
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Unwrap the foil and slice the rolls into cookies of around 1 cm wide. Place them on a piece of baking parchment. (EXTRA: roll the edges of the cookies in a bowl with some sugar!)
- Place in the oven for 12 minutes, and let cool.