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Matcha recipes: Matcha Cookie House

Matcha recipes: Matcha Cookie House: Our Matcha Cookie House was made with inspiration taken from Hansel and Gretel. Tap into your inner child when designing this free form house. After getting your basic shape, you can use the left over dough to make d

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[Ingredients]

Cooking Grade Matcha.......... 1 tbsp
Flour (Cake or All Purpose)... 2 cups
Baking Powder....................... 1 tsp
Egg........................................... 1 egg
Sugar........................................ 2/3 cup
Unsalted Butter........................ 4½ tbsp
Vanilla Extract.......................... 1 tsp
Powdered Sugar...................... ¼ cup
Egg Whites............................... 2 tsp
Sponge Cake.......................... as needed
                                                                             Chocolate Decorating Pen... 1 pen
                                                                            Gummy Fruit Candies............ as needed
 
Tip:  The most important part of this recipe is making something fun.  Don’t get too wraped up in making it “perfect”!

[Directions]
  1. Sift the Matcha, flour, and baking powder together and set aside.
  2. Allow the butter to come to room temperature in a bowl and mix it until it is smooth.  Cream it together with the sugar (adding 1/3 to 1/2 of the sugar at a time) until it turns white.
  3. Beat the egg and mix it into the butter and sugar little by little then add in the vanilla extract and mix well.
  4. Fold 1/3 to 1/2 of the sifted dry ingredients into the eggs, butter, and sugar with a plastic spatula. Repeat until all the dry ingredients are fully incorporated.
  5. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes to rest.
  6. Flour a work surface and roll out the rested cookie dough until it is about 1/8” thick.
  7. Using cookie cutters (you can also use a stencil or do it freehand), cut the pieces of the house out of the rolled dough.
  8. Heat your oven to 350 degrees and bake for approximately 10 minutes.
  9. Mix the egg white and powdered sugar together to make the icing.
  10. Cut the sponge cake to the size of the house.
  11. Allow the cookie house pieces to completely cool and then, using the sponge cake as the foundation, glue the pieces of the house together with the icing.
  12. Decorate with the chocolate pen and gummy fruit candies as you see fit.
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