Secret Ingredient Matcha Shortbread Cookies
T Tegan Woo

Secret Ingredient Matcha Shortbread Cookies

Aug 7, 2016 · matcha · recipes

These cute matcha green tea cookies were made by Rhonda Viani, one of the top pastry chefs in Vancouver. She's taken a common matcha treat to the next level by adding two unlikely ingredients - pomegranate and lime. The pomegranate is added in the form of pomegranate molasses, which is technically a condensed fruit syrup. It's optional, but it's worth getting your hands on. It's commonly used in Iranian and Turkish cooking, so search up a local grocery or find the syrup online.


  • 250g flour
  • 50g cornstarch
  • 200g butter (diced)
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp matcha
  • 2 tsp pomegranate molasses (optional)
  • ½ vanilla bean or ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 lime


  1. Put all ingredients in a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
  2. Mix until a dough forms.
  3. Roll on a sheet of parchment paper until dough is 1cm thick.
  4. Chill for ½ hour or more.
  5. Cut into any shape.
  6. Bake at 350° till just starting to golden around the edges. About 10 mins.

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