By the time I returned home, the original idea of simple, rectangular shortbread cookies morphed into little green ninja cookies laced with matcha green tea, ginger, and coconut. If you ask my husband, he can promise you that my brain is "special" (aka weird) and that this food idea morphing thing happens all the time.
Well, I pranced (true story) into my kitchen to whip up an army of green ninja shortbread men, and the results were lightly crisp, buttery cookies with delicate flavors of green tea and ginger. They taste AH-mazing, and I may or may not share them. After you eat one of these cookies, you might not either.
Cool idea side note: Since these cookies are nice and green, you can use holiday cookie cutters to make Christmas wreathes or trees.
Green Tea Ginger Shortbread Cookies
- 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) of unsalted butter at room temperature, cut into pieces
- 3/4 granulated cane sugar
- 3 Tbs. matcha green tea powder
- 3 Tbs. ground ginger
- 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 3 cups of unbleached all-purpose flour
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