If you love matcha as much as I do, then you’re gonna love these vegan matcha shortbread cookies. They are crisp, melt in your mouth, and so easy to make. Add some sweet decorations and you instantly have a Japanese-inspired treat. Switch up your shortbread cookie game with these delicious matcha cookies!
Shortbread cookies, are the classic cookie to bake during the Christmas season. And I can see why, it’s such a simple cookie and the perfect base to use any sort of sweet fillings or toppings. I really wanted to give these vegan matcha shortbread cookies an Asian flare to them, which is why I used matcha! Matcha is for more than just drinking!
Oh yes, there are two different kinds of matcha, culinary and ceremonial. So what’s the difference?
First, let’s talk about ceremonial grade matcha. This type of matcha is used for drinking straight, mostly used in tea ceremonies, hence the name “ceremonial”. It’s the premium grade of matcha and is meant to be enjoyed on its own, which means no sugar or milk.
While on the other hand, culinary-grade matcha is blended to allow it to be mixed with other ingredients. This is what you would normally use if you want to make drinks, such as lattes, frappes, or smoothies. Perfect for baking as well, such as cakes, ice creams, or in this case, cookies! It’s more versatile and is suited for everyday drinking.
When buying matcha, it’s hard to know if you’re getting the good stuff. However, there are a couple of things that give away the differences.
In conclusion, if you want good quality matcha, it’s best to splurge on it. Yes, it is expensive, but you’re definitely getting your money’s worth out of it. Not only that, but you’ll produce a better-tasting cookie with it!
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