maple and matcha

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maple and matcha shortbread cookies | hello, world!

Hello, world!


I thought it would only be fitting to start with a namesake post. These buttery shortbread cookies combine sweet New England maple syrup and refreshing green Japanese matcha. You can nibble these while drinking your afternoon beverage of choice – matcha, green tea, coffee, black tea…

maple syrup and matcha powder

The base shortbread recipe was adapted from The Joy of Cooking.


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 tbs maple syrup
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs matcha powder


  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. Cream butter and maple syrup.
  3. Sift together flour, sugar, salt, and matcha.
  4. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients. The dough will be very crumbly.
  5. Press dough into a 9×9 baking pan. Bake for 25-30 min.