December 18, 2013

Organic Matcha - Green Tea Powder Review - Butter Cookies

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I was able to try out a product I've never heard of before, Green Tea Matcha.  It is basically green tea powder and is used in many Japanese foods.  I chose to make butter cookies with my son on  a snowy day.
I got all my ingredients together.

And got started.

My little guy was excited to help.
He just had to use his caboose cookie cutter!

It was a very simple recipe and I decided to roll out the dough and make gingerbread shaped cookies.  Since the dough was so green and it's so close to Christmas I felt it was appropriate.

Some info on Matcha from KissMe Organics:
All day energy with increased focus:
Matcha provides 4 to 6 hours of mild steady energy as it acts as both a stimulant and a relaxant. This is ideal for focusing on whatever the day throws your way.
Metabolism boost:
Consuming matcha green tea can increase thermogenesis (the body's own rate of burning calories) from a normal 8%-10% of daily energy expenditure, to between 35% and 43% of daily energy expediture.
Improved skin health:
​Scientists have discovered that Matcha Green Tea helps protect the skin from harmful UVrays, while improving blood flow and oxygen levels lifting the overall quality of the skin.
137x The antioxidants of brewed green tea:
Antioxidants are essential as you age to boost your body's natural defenses against oxidation. Researchers have found that a high level of dietary antioxidants can prevent many age-related diseases.

The cookies taste great but are not as sweet as you would expect from a cookie.  The three year old approves though so I guess they are a winner!  The only thing that was strange was the water.  In step two it says to add the water with the egg and butter but it doesn't list in in the ingredients.  I left it out and they came out fine so I'm guessing that it was just a typo.

Here is the recipe that I used:
There are dozens of recipes you can use Matcha Green Tea in.  There are other baked goods, smoothies, and even dinners!

Have you ever tried cooking with Green Tea Matcha before??

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1 comment:

  1. They look great - wondering about the "4 to 6 hours of mild steady energy as it acts as both a stimulant and a relaxant" - did you notice it at all?