Viennese Matcha Shortbread

These little biscuits are adapted from a recipe from the famed Laduree in Paris. I love the green tea flavor in these simple cookies and it has some added health benefits too!

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup & 5 1/2 tbs. unsalted butter ( I used a rich European butter such as Plugra)

a pinch of kosher salt

2/3 cup confectioner’s sugar (plus more for dusting)

4 tsp. match powder

1 egg white (room temperature)

1 3/4 cups unbleached cake flour

*Piping Bag and medium star tip (size 4 mm.)

Method of Preparation:

  1. Cut the butter into small pieces. Soften the butter over a pan of gently simmering water. Using a spatula, mix butter until soft and creamy. Add the salt. Remove from heat and use a whisk to incorporate the confectioner’s sugar, vanilla and egg white.
  2. Preheat oven to 300 F.
  3. Sift the cake flour and match powder and add to the mixture, stirring until creamy and well mixed.
  4. Place the batter into a piping bag with a star tip. Pipe the cookies in a zig zag pattern on parchment lined sheet pans. The cookies should be 1 1/2 -2″ in size.
  5. Bake until biscuits begin to brown just a bit on the edges, about 15-20 minutes.
  6. Dust lightly with confectioner’s sugar.