All weekend I craved rainy day baking. Alas, I had more pressing things to do, people to see. Today however, when my schedule cleared up and the clouds didn't, I knew it was ON.
I had a rough start, but picked myself up and made these gorgeous green cookies. Then I had an entire pot of tea and ate about half the batch. It's okay! It's raining outside!
Guess what, no electric mixer is needed to make these cookies. Just hands.
- 140g Plain Flour
- 50g Cornflour
- 50g Sugar
- 125g Butter
- 2 tbsp Full Cream Milk
- 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
- 1 tsp Matcha powder
- 1/2 cup Pistachios, finely chopped
Sift flours and combine with sugar. With your fingers, rub in the butter until it resembles wet sand. Add vanilla and milk and knead lightly until it comes together. You may need to add a touch more milk if it's too dry and crumbly.
To get a marbled effect, divide dough in half and mix matcha powder through half. Lightly knead both doughs together and flatten into a rectangular shape. Sprinkle pistachios over then roll length-wise into a log. Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for about 30 mins or until firm.
Meanwhile preheat oven to 180 degrees C and grease a baking tray. Slice the log into 1cm slices and bake for 10-15 mins until just golden. Cool on tray.
Yield: 2 Dozen Cookies