Because it’s spring, cherry blossoms are blooming, avocados have been on point, naps have been doable, lady friends have been the best, lipstick choices have been nice and dark, daffodils are blooming, the clouds have been real Simpon-y, walks to dinner have been happening, late night hummus is what’s up, sprinkles on everything is real unnecessarily good, fries have been shared, cookies have been baked.
So have a shortbread cookie in the morning instead of a coffee! Or with a coffee.
Maybe some fruit would be nice. Keep your cookies pink, naturally. Or send your boyfriend food messages like you do. (Like I do.)
So beware (in a good way) these cookies are strong in a good way. In a tuff, workin’-out way. In a POW with flavor. In a hell yes way.
Shortbread Cookies (Matcha // Chocolate // Strawberry)
Recipe adapted from Use Real Butter
for matcha: 1 1/2 T matcha green tea powder
for strawberry: 1/4 cup freeze dried strawberries, pulsed in a food processor
for chocolate: 1/4 cup Dutch process cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
- matcha, strawberry or cocoa powder (see above)
- 10 T butter, room temperature
- 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 large egg yolks
- 1 cup granulated sugar, to coat
- 1 big pinch kosher salt
- 1/4 t vanilla extract
- Whisk the confectioners’ sugar and either matcha, strawberries or cocoa together. Add butter and beat until smooth and combined. Add the salt and vanilla. Mix until combined. Pour onto a sheet of plastic wrap. Knead a bit, form into a ball, pat into a disc. Wrap completely in plastic and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 and line a couple baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll dough until about 1/4-inch thick. Cut out with a small 1-2 inch cookie cutter. Coat in granulated sugar. Bake for 10-15 minutes depending on cookie size. Cool completely and then place in an air tight container. Share with everyone you think is magic.
Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.
At least there are blue clouds, pink drinks, cute salads, and daffodils!