Thursday, March 17, 2011
Matcha Cookies For The Green
I can't say we celebrate St. Patrick's Day here. Yes, I wear green (I don't like to get pinched...oh, that reminds me, I need to pinch the illustrator he is rebelling today with no green). I have a four leaf clover tattoo, so I wear green all the time. Truth be told, it is my favorite color. I also eat my greens...ALL...THE...TIME. So, when I started to think about what in the world I could make to celebrate the holiday, I was having a hard time. Honestly, I only cared because the kids asked. It finally came to me this morning. I decided to make matcha cookies!

I took my snickerdoodle dough ball recipe...

 made a few changes and added some green tea.

These little treats came together so quickly.

I love a quick treat.

They are dense, chewy and slightly sweet with a hint of green tea. Perfect for our afternoon treats. Do you do afternoon treats or is it just our family that act like 2 year olds and need a snack at 3:00 everyday?

I loved the color combination on these and I will definitely make them again with other colors.

Matcha Cookies
(makes 19)

1 cup white rice flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
1/2 cup brown rice Flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1 /4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
5 TBSP sugar
1/4 cup egg white (or TBSP flax meal mixed with 3 TBSP hot water or 1 egg)
10 drops vanilla stevia (or 2 TBSP sugar)
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 TBSP almond milk
2 tsp matcha green tea powder

2 TBSP sugar for rolling the dough balls

Combine the white rice flour through the 5 TBSP sugar in a mixing bowl. Next add the egg through the almond milk and mix until combined. Split the dough in half and place the halves in separate bowls. Mix the matcha with one half of the dough until completely combined. Using a small scoop, scoop a little bit of the white dough and a little bit of the green dough into the scoop. Roll the dough to form a ball and then roll it in the sugar. Place the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes. 

Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? I never really have since I don't like beer (I know shocking) and really isn't that what it's about? We decided to have fish n' chips tonight since the illustrator hasn't had that in years and he loves it. So, I am heating up the oil again...ugh, I hate fried foods. See what I do for love?

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