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Matcha Green Tea Vanilla Cookie Recipe

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2 1/2 cups of all- purpose flour 
1 teaspoon of Matcha green tea powder 
1 teaspoon of baking powder 
Pinch of salt 
1 cup of butter, at room temperature 
1 1/4 cups of granulated sugar 
2 large egg yolks 
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
Granulated sugar for sprinkling 

Combine the flour, green tea powder, baking powder, and salt. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. beat in the egg yolks. Beat in the vanilla extract. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Cover and chill for one hour. 

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets. 

On a floured surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch. using a 2-inch cookie cutter, cut out cookies and place 1 inch apart onto the prepared baking sheets. 

Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly colored. Sprinkle granulated sugar over the hot cookies and transfer to wire racks to cool. Also see sugar free cookie recipe.

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