I couldn't agree with him more. Cookies are my sweet indulgence of choice and I can never eat just one. Another weakness of mine is anything with green tea, which explains the title of this blog. So when my sister told me about this Green Tea Shortbread Cookie recipe, I just knew it would be perfection!
Get the recipe here:
Green Tea Sweets Recipe by Amai Tea & Bake House
I love how the cookies look with the leaf cookie cutter but if you don't own one, here's what I did. Take an empty aluminum foil box and line it with parchment paper (so the dough doesn't stick) and then press the dough into the box. Carefully pull out the long rectangular dough with the parchment paper and refrigerate it. After it hardens a bit, cut the dough into slices so they are little squares. It's actually a lot faster/easier than rolling it out and cutting each cookie out of the dough separately.
I had a lot of extra cookies so I packaged some to give away to friends. I always have clear glassine bags and tons of pretty ribbon on hand. Really, that's all you need to make an attractive packaging for your sweet treats! And it feels so much more special than cookies dumped in a ziploc bag or tupperware. Happy Baking!