A simple recipe for butter cookies with three different flavors: plain, matcha, and chocolate. These flavors are paired in a bow tie shaped cookie, creating three distinct combinations.
My inner child was very well pleased while making these bow tie cookies. They are so fun and easy to make with no cookie-cutter or fancy tool involved. We simply need a fork.
Anyone in favor of matcha and chocolate combo out there? It is my favorite especially when good quality matcha and cocoa powder are involved. I also recommend using quality butter that has a creamier and richer flavor. Remember, substituting butter with margarine will create a completely different flavor and I suppose those will be called margarine cookies instead. 🙂
Another crowd-pleasing recipe to try: coffee bean cookies
3 Flavors Butter Cookies
- 110 g unsalted butter room temperature
- 45 g powdered or icing sugar sifted
- 120 g all-purpose flour sifted
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder sifted
- 1/2 tsp matcha green tea powder sifted
- In a medium bowl, cream butter and sifted sugar with a hand mixer until well combined for 2 minutes. Scrape the sides and bottom of bowl with a silicone spatula as frequent as needed.
- Add the sifted flour and salt. Mix just until combined.
- Weigh and divide dough into 3 equal pieces. Wrap the first piece (the plain flavor). Chill it in the fridge until it becomes less sticky and easier to handle. Skip the chilling if your dough feels just fine.
- For the second piece, add in sifted matcha powder. Mix just until combined. Wrap and chill in the fridge.
- For the third piece, add in sifted cocoa powder. Mix just until combined. Wrap and chill in the fridge.
- Take out the first chilled dough. Divide it into small pieces weighing 6 grams each. Repeat with the other two dough.
- Roll each into a ball and place on a tray lined with parchment paper. Place two balls next to each other. Leave about 1.5" (4 cm) gap between each set.
- Coat a fork with flour to prevent sticking. Then press the fork onto each set to make indentation. This will flatten the balls a little bit.
- Cover with another tray and chill in the fridge for 1 hour. This will prevent the cookies from spreading too much while baking.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 300°F or 150°C for about 30 minutes. Enjoy the little cookies.