What better way to celebrate the greenest day in the world with some green tea cookies! At the Winter Fancy Food Show this past January, I connected with a green tea matcha company, Aiya - who then sent me a sample of their cooking grade matcha. I incorporated the matcha into my cookie dough like I do my cocoa powder when making chocolate cookies. The dough came out a bit dry, though not unlike the chocolate cookies.
The thing about Green Tea in general is that the taste is pretty subtle, or rather, it can be easily overpowered. Next time, I won't add almond extract to the dough, and especially since the icing usually has a bit of almond extract in it. Will keep the vanilla though - since i read somewhere that vanilla enhances other flavors.
I will definitely do this again! :)
Today is Chinese New Year! Yesterday was the first of several celebrations with friends and family for the Year of the Snake. We had a supper club potluck and being that i like to make cakes and cookies, i made some Chinese New Year treats!
not only did we celebrate the Lunar New Year - but there were four of us there that have February birthdays, 步步高陞!!!
catch more photos of the Chinese New Year treats HERE on Facebook!
one month of 2013 has passed us by... already thinking about Valentines/S.A.D... next thing you know, it'll be Thanksgiving again!!!
so far this year: COOKIES!!!
Isa S. Chu
In 2010, Isa decided to try her hand at decorating cakes - something detailed, something artistic, something fun, something tactile, something sweet, and something challenging - so she did, as Diva's Cakes and Confections.
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