|Pistachio Tea Cookies|
Pistachio Tea Cookies
2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon pistachio flavoring
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup matcha green tea powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups unsalted raw pistachios, finely ground
Cream together the butter, confectioners' sugar and flavorings. If pistachio flavor is not available, use either all almond, or half almond and half vanilla extracts. Using a pastry cutter, cut into the creamed mixture the flour, matcha green tea powder and salt. Add in the nuts and blend well. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Form small balls about 1 inch in diameter and place on ungreased cookie sheets to bake for 14 - 16 minutes or until just set but not browned. Makes about 7 1/2 dozen.
|ready to bake|
I found this dough worked really well with no need to chill it before making the cookies. I used a small cookie scoop 1 1/4 inch in diameter and packed the dough into the little scoop and dropped the cookies this way onto the cookie sheet. They were so cute! The scoop holds just over 2 teaspoons of dough, and these are just the perfect size. Using one of these scoops makes cookies a real snap. I would recommend that everyone invest in at least a couple of these smaller sizes.