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Lately I’ve seen a bunch of recipes using Matcha tea, and since I’m always looking for new things to bake, I thought “I love green tea, so why not try something with Matcha?” I contacted the folks at Tenzo Tea, and voila, I got a packet to bake with. Matcha is a stone ground green tea powder, and has a lot of cool health benefits (you can find out more at tenzotea.com). I like to think I made some chocolate chip cookies a little healthier with some Tenzo Matcha 🙂 The Matcha made the cookies green, and you can not taste in the cookies.
If you are interested in trying Matcha in baking (or as hot or iced tea), the link is at the end of this post.
Ingredients – 1 cup butter (melted), 3/4 cup sugar, 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar, 2 eggs, 2 tbs water, 2 tbs vanilla, 3 cups flour (scooped from your flour container into your measuring cup), 2 tsp matcha powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, 1 cup white chocolate chips.
Directions – combine butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs, water and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients. Mix in chips. Using a cookie scoop, roll into mounds of dough. Chill at least 2 hours. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookies sheets with nonstick baking liners. Stagger 8 cookies on each sheet. Bake 9-12 minutes. Let stand on cookie sheet 5 minutes. Remove and let cool completely. Store in covered container.
And of course, I even topped some cookies with melted chocolate! (Just melt 2 cups of milk chocolate chips with 2 tbs oil in 45 second increments until you can stir it melted.
If you are interested in trying the Tenzo Matcha, you can check out their products at tenzotea.com