Have you ever bought a pack of cookies or some other food and thought to yourself, I can make this, possibly even better?
Country Ma’am’s matcha soft cookies is a pre-packaged cookie brand that’s very popular in Japan and I’ve even bought them from a Japanese grocery store in Melbourne. As it’s pre-packaged, you’d need to heat it slightly in the microwave to melt the choc chips inside and make it warm and soft all the way through. It’s quite a delicious cookie that goes very well with a cup of hot green tea. It wasn’t a cheap pack of cookies either mind you so when I came across a recipe by Ochikeron on Youtube, the light bulb in my head suddenly switched on.
“This looks exactly like the Country Ma’am cookies I had the other day!” I thought to myself and when I made it, it turned out just like it, except even better as it was warm and fresh.
I had a great quality matcha powder at home which made it taste fantastic. I think the greater the quality of matcha powder you use, the better these cookies will taste. Good quality powder should look very green, not yellow. It does use quite a bit of powder though (this recipe took out almost half of the small tin it came in, ouch) but was seriously worth it. Just buy more matcha I say!
This is a very easy recipe and I followed it pretty much exactly since there wasn’t much I needed to change. It can easily be adapted to make other flavours as well which I think I will do soon. They are that good.
Hope you like them too! Remember, eat them hot or heat them up about 10-15 seconds in the microwave and then consume to your heart’s content. 😉 Warning, they are addictive. Very addictive.
Question time: Do you generally like to eat soft centred cookies or the harder variety? Do you own matcha powder at home and do you like eating green tea flavoured treats?
- 100g unsalted butter, room temperature
- 50g brown sugar
- 1 egg
- vanilla extract
- 160g plain (all purpose) flour
- 2 tbsp matcha green tea powder (good quality)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 24 pieces white choc chips (about 40g)
- 24 pieces dark choc chips (about 40g)
- Cream the butter in a medium bowl until smooth
- Add in sugar and mix well with a balloon whisk
- Crack the egg into the bowl along with a dash of vanilla extra and mix well again
- Sift the baking powder, flour and matcha powder into the bowl
- Mix until combined thoroughly, the consistency should be thick and slightly sticky
- Put on a piece of plastic wrap, mold into a long strip and wrap up
- Leave dough in the fridge for about half an hour or until set
- Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees celcius
- Take the dough of the fridge and cut into 24 even portions
- Put one of each choc chip into the centre of the dough and roll it into a ball, then flatten slightly in the centre with your finger
- Line a tray with foil (you don't need to oil it as it won't stick) and lay out the dough
- Cook in the pre-heated oven for about 10-12 minutes
- Cool on a cooling rack slightly before consuming
- This recipe is easy to adapt, such as swapping the matcha powder for cocoa powder and swapping the chocolate chips for Reeses Pieces for a peanuty treat or mixing in shredded coconut.
- These cookies are great at room temperature or if you like the choc chips melted, heat in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds and then consume.
- You will be getting requests by your family and friends after they try it so I suggest you stock up on matcha powder and make a few batches.