On Wednesday we were again graced with the amazing show that is The Great British Bake Off.
For my friends who don’t live in the UK, it’s a show where 12 amateur bakers battle it off for weeks until only one emerges victorious from the bake off tent, covered in flour, sugar and glory. It’s kind of like The Hunger Games of cake, but where people are actually super friendly and help each other out. In this latest episodes, the theme was biscuits. Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate a crunchy biscuit, but for me life is all about the soft-baked chewy cookie.
Also, if you watched the first episode where Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry didn’t know what matcha was, as if they have never set foot in a London cafe before where it’s in everything from the latte to the cake, I present you white chocolate matcha cookies. They neither taste grassy nor weird, I promise.
If you’re new to the whole matcha shabang, it’s basically green tea on crack. It’s deep and delicious, but if you’ve never had it before on its own it can be an acquired taste. Not in these cookies though. Here it becomes a crowd-pleaser even for the fussiest of eaters. I used Aiya’s Cooking Grade Matcha for this recipe, which is able to hold its flavour, and since we’re baking with it we don’t want to use the super expensive stuff that is used for drinking.
It’s actually a rather sweet and addictive cookie, as often happens with white chocolate. I’m more of a lover of the dark variety and its rich flavour, but sometimes you just gotta have the sweet white kind. In this cookie, the white definitely works best.
This is also a vegan cookie, so since it contains no eggs or dairy, it’s super important to let the dough rest overnight. It helps it not crumble into a matcha mess once you remove it from the oven. Being butter free also means it never truly freezes into a rock solid mound, so you can bake the cookies, sandwich in some ice cream, and store in the freezer to enjoy in a moments notice. No thawing or teeth-breaking required.
If you make these remember to tag me on Instagram and use #sprinkleofgreen so that I can
drool see your creations!
(A huge thank you to Aiya for sponsoring this post and providing the awesome matcha that allowed these cookies to come to exist!)