Green Tea Cookies

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The Japanese version of anything is always healthy, and that even applies to dessert! Ground green tea leaves are called matcha, and the actual leaves have 100 times more antioxidants than in a cup of green tea. And it’s said to boost metabolism—maybe that will counteract the calories in these cookies!

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  • 8 cookies ServingsServings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground green tea leaves (matcha)
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup margarine

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375°F.
In a food processor, pulse together flour, sugars, tea leaves, and salt. Add margarine, and pulse until a dough is formed. If necessary, add 1 teaspoon water at a time to make dough come together. Form into a 2-inch round log in wax or parchment paper, and roll until smooth. Freeze for 20 minutes.

Once chilled, slice into ¼-inch slices and place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake until just browning on the edges, about 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Can be made up to 2 days in advance.