Matcha Green Tea and Rose Shortbread Notes

The delicate floral flavours and pretty pastels make these buttery green tea and rose shortbread notes a welcome treat.

The delicate floral flavours and pretty pastels make these buttery shortbread notes a welcome treat.

rose shortbread

Matcha Green Tea and Rose Shortbread Notes

Makes 25 from each dough | Preparation time 20 mins plus 1 hour chilling | Baking time 20-25 mins

Ingredients

For the matcha green tea shortbread:

  • 185g plain flour, sifted
  • 125g unsalted butter, cubed
  • 60g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp matcha green tea powder
  • Couple drops green food colouring - optional

For the rose scented shortbread:

  • 185g plain flour, sifted
  • 125g unsalted butter, cubed
  • 60g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp rose essence
  • Couple drops pink food colouring – optional
  • Rose sugar - optional
Method
  1. For the matcha shortbread, put the flour, butter, sugar, matcha green tea powder and food colouring in a bowl and rub between your fingers to combine before bringing together to form a dough. Make sure you have blended in the food colouring evenly if using, you can check by slicing through the dough.
  2. Roll out the matcha dough onto a lightly floured surface to the thickness of approx 5mm. Cut into 4cm squares and transfer to a baking tray lined with baking paper. Leave to rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Repeat with the rose dough.
  3. Preheat the oven to 160˚C/140˚C fan/gas mark 3. Stamp letters or words of your choice into the shortbread using stamps or a letter press – we chose the words ‘rose’ and ‘matcha’. Bake for 20-25 mins until lightly golden. Remove from the baking tray and leave to cool on wire racks. Sprinkle the rose shortbread with a little rose sugar for extra flavour and decoration.

TIP:

* Use a stamp or letter press to print guests’ names in the cookies for really cute place settings!


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