Matcha Cookie Trees

Matcha Cookie Trees
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Matcha Cookie Trees
Aiya America

Matcha Cookie Trees

Matcha green tea cookie trees are easy to make using star-shaped cookies! You can even use these sweet treats to decorate your real tree! Recipe courtesy of Aiya Matcha.

4
Servings
764
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

You’ll want three different size star-shape cookie cutters to make this tree.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups cake or all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon cooking grade matcha such as Aiya
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 ½ Tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 Cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Splash pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ Cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons egg whites
  • Frosting and sprinkles, for decoration

Directions

Sift the flour, matcha, and baking powder together in a bowl.

Place the butter in a bowl and, using an electric mixer, mix it until it is smooth. Add the sugar in parts (one-third to one-half at a time) until it is fully mixed into the butter and the entire mixture is white and smooth.

Beat the egg and vanilla extract into the butter little by little. Once they are both incorporated, fold the flour mixture into it in parts (one-third to one-half at a time). When fully mixed in, wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 360 degrees F.

Lightly flour a working surface and roll out the dough until it is about 1/10-inch thick. Using small, medium, and large star-shaped cookie cutters, cut stars out of the dough. Place the cut out dough on a cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes. Allow to cool.

In a separate bowl, mix the powdered sugar and egg whites for the icing.

Stack the small cookies on the medium cookies on the larger cookies, using the icing as a glue to hold them together.

Accent with any decorations you like.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
35g
50%
Sugar
35g
39%
Saturated Fat
17g
71%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
105g
81%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
8µg
9%
Calcium, Ca
41mg
4%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
106µg
27%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
20mg
6%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
106mg
15%
Selenium, Se
11µg
20%
Sodium, Na
506mg
34%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
6g
0%

Cookie Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Cookie Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

Cookie Wine Pairing

Milk is more traditional with cookies than wine in the U.S., but a few cookies and a glass of sweet wine make a simple, enjoyable dessert. Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based cookies; sauternes or sweet German wines with sugar cookies; cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts; Italian vin santo with biscotti.