Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Green tea cookies

I really apologize for the sparse, barely-there blogging. I'm in the middle of the third week at my new job, and although I like what I'm doing, it really is a huge time sink. I don't want to sound like I'm complaining, because I'm really not, but I work such long days now and put in enough time on the weekends that when I actually have a break, I'm just plain tired. I also spend most of the free time I now have running errands and doing chores that pile up during the week, so there's not a lot of crafting or creativity going on at chez Seedless Grape. I haven't even gotten to take a decent picture of my Sockapalooza socks.

I did take a few minutes yesterday, though, to pretty up some pictures that should go well with my last post. Over the summer, as a break from bar studying, I made some green tea cookies:


I got the recipe from Caitlyn, who also made a batch earlier this year. Although I was really intrigued by Caitlyn's original post, it took me a while to get around to making these because I couldn't find the matcha tea that gives them the green tea taste and color! I thought it'd be easy to find some matcha at one of the many Asian food markets there are in Houston, but I clearly thought wrong. I tried three different groceries before I gave up and ordered some on-line (I think I ordered from Teanobi, which looked cheapest after a cursory glance through some green tea websites).


They turned out really nicely. The recipe was fairly easy and the sugar coating makes them look particularly elegant, in my book. I liked the leaf shapes that the original recipe used, but I couldn't find anything similar, so I made hearts instead, just like Caitlyn did. And they really do taste like green tea! I still have leftover matcha and would like to try making green tea ice cream.


I'd definitely recommend the recipe. Thanks again for the link, Caitlyn!

4 Comments:

Blogger Stacey said...

those look yummy - I can't find the Matcha powder anywhere near me also. thanks for the on-line link!

8/23/2007 6:46 AM  
Anonymous caitlyn said...

Your cookies look beautiful! I just made another batch two weeks ago and sent them to my sister. I only kept two cookies for myself, and kept thinking that I need to make them again!
The brand I purchased was Maeda-en. I believe it can be bought through Amazon.

8/23/2007 11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello from Canada, it really didn't take this long for the package to arrive, I've just been away for about 3 weeks, but it totally made my day to come back to it.

Thanks for the socks, I love them! The red/pink/brown blend is beautiful and so's the pattern. And they do fit perfectly :D Thanks too for the goodies, the soap smells fantastic.

Hugs, Angela
ps-the green tea cookies look really good, I might have to try making some too :)

8/31/2007 1:57 PM  
Blogger knittingphilistine said...

oooohh, yum!

9/02/2007 10:57 AM  

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