I came across Food and Wine’s photo of their Matcha Tea Cake Cookies while browsing the web, and had an immediate craving for them. A cursory glance at the ingredients told me that I didn’t even need to step out of the house for new ingredients – stumbling across this was definitely fate!
Reading the recipe the first time, I missed the “cake” part of their title “Matcha Tea Cake Cookies”, and was therefore wrongly expecting the cookie’s texture to be more like a buttery shortbread cookie. Imagine my surprise when these cookies turned out to have a texture more similar to mini scones! This recipe is very well balanced already, so I barely made any modifications to the F&W recipe, save for cutting down the sugar and upping the bake time.