A unique twist on a holiday staple, these Green Tea Shortbread Cookies are destined to be a new classic!
Shortbread cookies are a staple at Christmas. Their melt-in-your-mouth smoothness has made them the centerpiece of every cookie tray. I decide to try my own twist, with the addition of green tea. The result were not only boosted by the power of antioxidants, but tasted great too!
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- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1-1/2 tsp ground green tea leaves
- 1/2 tsp finely grated lemon zest
- 1-1/2 cup flour
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp salt
- In a bowl, beat together butter, sugar, tea leaves and zest until light; stir in flour, cornstarch and salt. Knead to make a smooth dough.
- Between sheets of wax paper, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Using a 2 to 3-inch leaf cookie cutter, cut out shapes, re-rolling scraps. Place on parchment lined baking sheets. Drag knife down the center to create vein. Chill until firm, about 30 minutes.
- Bake in preheat 325ºF oven until firm and golden, about 16 minutes. Cool on pans for 5 minutes, transfer to cooling racks and let cool completely.