I’m all for cute, small morsels of sweetness, and these green tea button cookies definitely fall under that. They’re just so cute!
Making these is similar to making any shortbread cookies, but a tiny bit more work goes into the presentation. After rolling out the cookie dough to 1/4 inch thick, I used a big piping tip to cut out the circles. For the inner circle, I used a slightly smaller sized piping tip and gently made an indent. As for the 2 small wholes in the middle, I used the back of a skewer for them.
1. Do not roll the cookie dough out too thin or they’ll be overbaked.
2. Only bake the cookies for 6-8 minutes. Any more than that and you’ll end up with dry and hard cookies.
3. Use half pastry flour and half all-purpose flour to result in soft cookies.
2 1/2 cup flour
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 large egg, beaten
1 1/2 tbsp green tea powder
1. Cream butter in a large bowl.
2. Add sugar and mix well.
3. Next, add egg until incorporated.
4. Sift flour and green tea powder together. Add it in the dough and mix lightly.
5. Wrap the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
6. Preheat the oven to 340F.
7. Roll the dough on floured board into 1/4 inch thick and cut out cookies.
8. Place cookies on a lined baking pan. Bake cookies in the oven for about 6-8 minutes.