Green tea sablé



This spring when I was in New York  I tried out a new place the Amai Tea and Bake House. You can get the address and my review in our travelguide.They do really interesting baking. Rich brownies made with botanical ingredients like lychee and and white peach, as well as crisp tea cookies in flavors like chai almond and green tea.

Now I came across their green tea cookie recipe at my new favorite blog foodbeam. It looked easy and so I tried it to accompany my soba tea. They turned out very nice.

Green Tea Sweets from amai tea house


Yield (2” leaf shape): Approx 25

3/4 cup (2.25 oz) Confectioners sugar
5 oz Unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1 3/4 cup (8.5 oz) All-purpose flour
3 Large egg yolks
1.5 TBS Matcha (powdered green tea)
1 cup Granulated sugar (for coating)


• Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

• Whisk the confectioner’s sugar and green tea together in a bowl.

• Add the butter and green tea/sugar mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix until smooth and light in color.

• Add the flour and mix until well combined.

• Add the egg yolks and mix just until the eggs are fully incorporated and a mass forms.

• Form the dough into a disk and chill in the refrigerator until firm (about 30 minutes).

• Roll the dough out to ½” thickness.

• Cut the dough with a leaf cookie cutter.

• Toss each cut cookie in a bowl of granulated sugar to coat.

• Place the sugar-coated cookie on a parchment lined pan. Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes, or until slightly golden around the edges.