These Chocolate-Dipped Matcha Shortbread cookies are a tasty and different addition to a cookie tray.
I’m alternately cursing and thanking the Universe these days. Last week, I had to take a day off work because I came down with another bout of strep throat. Adding insult to injury, I caught a cold on top of that. Add to that the usual life stresses and a few other things, and it’s been about two weeks since I’ve felt well. You know things are bad when you don’t even have the energy to clean up the kitchen and you can’t remember the last time you used certain dishes!
I started feeling better finally (though I’m still horribly stuffed up and sound a lot worse than I actually feel), and I decided that I should probably tend to the blog. So I made some cookies for you. Chocolate-Dipped Matcha Shortbread cookies.
Now, you might be wondering about the matcha…I did a post a couple years ago for Chupon Chocolate, and I’ve had the remaining chocolate in the pantry ever since. Given that I can’t smell or taste anything at the moment, I had Jay do the sniff/taste test on it and he seemed to think it was okay. You may or may not be grossed out by that–And if you are, I apologize. I will say that due to the age of the matcha white chocolate, I did leave these cookies at home, and had no plans to share them outside the house. I figure, we can assume the risk of eating these (and no one had any adverse effects, in case you’re wondering), but I wouldn’t subject my coworkers and friends to it.
That being said, Jay and the bambino both really liked these. As of this post, we still have a couple lurking about, though I haven’t tried them myself, since I have no way of knowing if they taste good or not! I’ve been told they do, and Jay and the bambino both will let me know if I’ve made a recipe that’s a dud.
I had hoped these would be a little greener in color–Like true matcha powder green. These look like they could be pistachio cookies or something. I initially just chucked some of the chocolate in the dough, then melted more and added it in, to give it a greener color. You could just melt all of it, and the cookies probably would be a shade darker.