Merry Christmas! Where did December go? Actually, where did the entire year go?
Wow. What a year. 2018.
Looking back at the New Year's resolutions that I made, I can say that this year, I really took time for myself and grew in so many ways.
In other news, we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary in Hawaii (along with the kids in tow), my eldest attained his green belt in TKD, and the little one is very interested in joining TKD like his brother.
I can't wait to see what 2019 holds for us -- but I await it with peace, love, and openness.
Lastly, thank you to my readers for being so supportive -- without you, I wouldn't be doing this.
When I posted a teaser photo of these Matcha White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies, I was blown away at how many of you wanted the recipe for it. So here it is!
Why you'll love this recipe
Matcha and mint is a lovely combination -- if you haven't tried it, you'll have to.
These Matcha White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are based on a sable shortbread cookie.
Ingredients you'll need
- salted butter: at room temperature; you can use unsalted butter and add a pinch of salt instead if you don't have salted butter
- granulated sugar
- beaten egg: at room temperature; I used half an egg for this smaller batch of cookies, about 25 grams if you have a scale
- vanilla extract: adds flavour to the cookies
- peppermint extract: I like my cookies on the mintier side, so if you don't, decrease the amount of extract
- matcha: use a good quality matcha for the best flavour and colour
- all-purpose flour
How to make the cookies
These cookies are really simple to make.
Cream the room temperature butter with sugar, until light and fluffy, and then add the egg and extracts.
Add in the matcha and flour. Mix until just combine.
Chill the cookies in the fridge for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350F and bake off the cookies.
Garnish with the white chocolate and crushed peppermint.
Can I double the recipe?
Yes, you can easily double the recipe for a larger batch of cookies.
Can I omit the peppermint extract?
For sure, if peppermint isn't your thing, feel free to omit the peppermint extract.
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I'd love to see if you make these Matcha White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies! Tag me @siftandsimmer on Instagram or leave a comment/rating below.
Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays -- Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Matcha White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
For accuracy and precision in baking recipes, use weight (metric) measurements when available.
- ¼ C salted butter room temperature
- ⅓ C granulated sugar
- ½ beaten egg room temperature
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract decrease amount if you don't like it too strong
- 2 teaspoon matcha
- ¾ C all-purpose flour
- 25 g white chocolate chopped
- 1 candy cane crushed
- In a stand mixer bowl, add in the butter and sugar and cream until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
- Add in the beaten egg, vanilla and peppermint extract and beat until everything is incorporated.
- Sift in the matcha and flour and mix until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
- Dump the mixture onto a large piece of parchment paper and form into a disc. Wrap up the disc tightly with the parchment paper and place into the fridge for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Using a rolling pin, roll out the disc to ¼" inch thickness and cut out shapes using a round cookie cutter.
- Place the cut-out cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake the cookies at 350°F for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove and cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely before decorating.
- Melt the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl for about 20-30 seconds. Use a spoon to drizzle the white chocolate over the cookies and decorate with crushed candy cane.
- Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
The nutritional information provided should be considered as approximate and is not guaranteed. Please use your best judgment to ensure food is safely prepared and/or a good fit for your diet.