Matcha Shortbread Cookies // Warming up for Japan

Healthier Short Bread Cookies with Matcha

Sundere matcha cookies

Healthier Short Bread Cookies with Matcha || Sprouted Fig

Guys, there’s been quite a change of plans since wrote my post about the future and my gap year. Soooo, I am going to China and Japan in less than a month! I’ll be meeting a bunch of other young people from pretty much all over the world there and travel with them. Pretty crazy, but I am so exited.

I plan on make another post about my plans for the next gap year (I have decided to take two… why not?) and my education (I am not that irresponsible…) , if that doesn’t bore you all too much.

Det er sjovt hvordan man kan starte med en klar plan for sit sabbatår og så ændre den fuldstændig i løbet af året. Guys, jeg smutter til Japan og Kina om under en måned! Det er helt vildt. Jeg skal mødes med en international gruppe af unge, jeg endnu ikke kender, derude, som jeg skal rejse med. Og jeg kan slet ikke vente med at komme afsted. 

Hvis det ikke keder skønne jer for meget vil jeg skrive lidt om hvad mine planer ellers er for det næste sabbatår og fremtidige uddannelse i næste post. 

Healthier Short Bread Cookies with Matcha || Sprouted Fig

But right now it’s all about cookies. Matcha cookies to prepare me for both China and Japan. I’ve heard they put matcha in pretty much everything so I dream of living from that amazing green powder for a month.

I recently found myself in a slightly dark place when it comes to food. There was a lot of stuff I was avoiding completely. Things I really love but maybe isn’t the healthiest stuff in the world. And while I am a firm believer in healthy eating and in general eat very healthily, I do also think it is important to leave place for no-so-healthy things. So yesterday I had a croissant simply because I could. I mean, that one croissant won’t blow your entire diet completely. And Sunday I had a beer, because that stuff tastes great and I was together with friends and the sun was shining. What do I wan’t with this? I want to remind myself and the rest of the world (well, mostly myself) that a beer or two or a croissant don’t make you a bad person or makes you fat or turn your body dark and nasty. But that one croissant can make a grey Monday a bit brighter and that beer make a Sunday with friends a little better.

Which is why these cookies do have butter in them. And flour. And so be it – they taste amazing.

Men lige nu skal det handle om matcha cookies så jeg rigtig kan blive klar til Kina og Japan. Jeg har hørt de især i Japan putter det skønne grønne pulver i alt, så jeg kan slet ikke vente!

For lidt tid siden gik det pludselig op for mig, at der var en del madting, jeg ungik. Ting som jeg virkelig elsker, men som jeg har gået uden om fordi de ikke lige er jordens sundeste ting. Jeg tror skam stadig på at sund kost er vigtigt, men der skal også være plads til knapt så sunde ting. Så i går købte jeg en croissat simpelthen fordi jeg kunne. Og i søndags drak jeg en øl fordi sådan noget smager godt og jeg var sammen med nogen venner og fordi solen skinnede for første gang siden sidste sommer. Og hvor vil jeg hen med det her? Well, jeg vil simpelhen minde mig selv og resten af verden (men mest mig selv) om, at det at spise en croissant eller drikke en øl eller to ikke gør dig til et værre menneske eller tyk eller dit fordøjelsessystem klamt og sort. Men måske gør en croissant en grå mandag en smule lysere eller en øl en søndag eftermiddag lidt hyggeligere. 

Hvilket er derfor, der netop er smør og mel i de her cookies. So be it – de smager fantastisk. 

Healthier Short Bread Cookies with Matcha || Sprouted Fig Healthier Short Bread Cookies with Matcha || Sprouted Fig

Matcha Shortbread Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Healthier short bread cookies with matcha.

Ingredients

  • 100 g. (1/3 cup + 3 tbsp.) butter
  • 2 egg yolks (or 1 egg)
  • 1/4 cup (60mL) honey
  • 1 tsp. matcha
  • 3/4 cup (180mL ) flour
  • 1/4 cup (60mL) almond flour
  • 1 tbsp. corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • ...
  • 1/4 cup (60mL) whole almonds

Instructions

  1. Cream together butter, eggs and honey (I did this in a food processor, but you could also use a stand mixer or hand mixer.
  2. In a seperate bowl whisk together the rest of the ingredients and add it all to the butter-mix. Stir very well (eventually still in the food processor).
  3. Roll the dough into a long sausage approx. as thick as you wrist. Wrap in baking paper or film and store either in the freezer for 1 hour or the fridge for 3 hours.
  4. Chop the almonds - not too finely and not too coarsely. There should be no lumps bigger than 1/4 an almond.
  5. Heat oven to 175°C / 350°F
  6. Roll the dough-sausage in the chopped almonds and slice approx. 0,75 cm / 0,3 inch thick.
  7. Place on a baking tray with baking paper and bake for approx. 7 minutes (until they are golden on the bottom.
  8. Let cool completely on a rack and store in an airtight container.
http://sproutedfig.com/matcha-shortbread-cookies-warming-up-for-japan/

6 thoughts on “Matcha Shortbread Cookies // Warming up for Japan

  1. These look delicious! I love matcha and shortbread…though I’ve never tried them together. Have fun in China and Japan! That’s so exciting. :)

  2. Aaaawww, matcha cookies, I love them so much! That combination with almonds must be amazing!

    And OMG, your new plan sounds so exciting, can’t wait to hear more about it! Japan and China will be so fantastic!

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