Wow! I just made a batch of these on the weekend, and let me tell you, they not only look amazing (such a vibrant green!) but the taste is fabulous - light and delicious. Make a double batch of these and freeze half for when unexpected guests pop by.
Almond Green Tea Icebox Cookies
Makes about 4 dozen
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon green tea matcha powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup almond slivers
In a large bowl, sift together flour and matcha powder. In a separate large bowl cream together butter and sugar until light and airy. Add flour mixture in three doses, and mix together until well-combined. Stir in almond slivers. Halve the dough, and form each half into 1 1/2-inch-wide rectangular logs. Wrap each log and place it in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours.These can also be chilled overnight.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Slice each log into 1/4-inch-thick rectangles. Line the cookies 1 inch apart. Bake cookies, rotating the top and bottom sheets halfway through, for 10 to 12 minutes total. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack.
Cookies will keep for 5 days in an air-tight container. The dough will keep 1 month in the freezer.