Jan 31, 2011

CNY Bakes 2011 - Green Tea Marble Cookies

These cookies originated from the German Butter Cookie recipe which I first spotted it at Small Small Baker. From then on, I saw many bloggers baking it too. The most impressive one goes to Anncoo, she gave it a twist and turned it into Chocolate Marble Cookies. It was so so pretty! I decided to join in the fun too and change it to green tea instead of chocolate powder.

Very melty, milky and full of green tea flavour. I think a bit too strong, maybe can reduce the green tea powder to 10g.

Recipe adapted from Anncoo:
Ingredients for original dough:

125g Butter
40g Icing sugar
125g Potato starch
80g Plain flour

*Beat butter and icing sugar till fluffy and lighter in color.
*Sift in potato starch and flour, mix to form a soft plain dough and set aside.

Ingredients for green tea dough:
125g Butter
40g Icing sugar
125g Potato starch
15g Green Tea powder
65g Plain flour

*Beat butter and icing sugar till fluffy and lighter in color.
*Sift in potato starch, green tea powder and plain flour, mix to form a soft green tea dough.

1. Divide plain and green tea dough into 4 portions.
2. Roll plain and green tea dough separately into long strips. Using 1 tsp measuring spoon of plain and green tea dough, wrap them around each other with your hand and place on a lined baking tray and gently press dough with your finger. Total weight of each cookie dough is about 10-11g.
3. Bake at preheated oven at 170C for 15 mins.
4. Leave to cool completely and store in airtight container.

This was submitted to Aspiring Bakers #3 - My favourite CNY Cookie (Jan 2011) hosted by J3ss Kitch3n too.

2 more days to the Year of Rabbit 2011!


j3ss kitch3n said...

Wendy this is beautiful! i also thought of doing this but ever since my bakes were kapo by my aunties i had to bake to replenish i had no time to bake this at all!

Wendy your green tea dough recipe 2nd line shows Valrohona cocoa powder instead of green tea powder =)

Wen said...

Thank J3ss, hehe...thanks for the correction! I amended it already!

pigpigscorner said...

I love the colour combo!

Edith said...

Wen, I tried Ann's too but was trying to turn it into a checker cookie. As usual mission failed. I like green tea. If I still have time, will try yours as well.

Wen said...

Hi pigpigscorner,

Thanks for dropping by! Happy Rabbit Year to you!

Wen said...

Hi edith,

Ya the dough probably is too soft for checker cookie.

ann low said...

Oh Wendy, I didn't know you made this into green tea flavor. Sorry for not visiting you so often but I assure you I'll not miss your post next time. This is really pretty not too much cracks like mine and I love green tea. I will definitely like to try this next time.
Happy Lunar New Year to you and your family :)

Wen said...

Hi Ann,

Thanks for the idea! Wishing you a Happy Chinese New Year too!

CaThY said...

Awesome bakes! *^_^*

Wen said...

Thanks Cathy! Happy Rabbit Year to you!

ICook4Fun said...

I like the green color of this cookie. They are pretty. Wishing you and your family Gong Xi Fa Cai!!!

Passionate About Baking said...

Hi Wen,
Wish you a happy and prosperous lunar new year! More bakings on the way! :)

Bakericious said...

the cookies looks nice and good! Wen, Wish you and your family a Happy Lunar New Year, Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Wen said...

Hi Gert, Jane & Jess,

Wishing all of you a prosperous and happy chinese new year! Gong Xi Fa Cai! Huat ah!

Anita said...

Hi Wens,

Gong Xi Fatt Chai ! May the year of the rabbit be a year of more happiness, prosperity and abundance for your and your family :)

DG said...

Another new version of marble german cookies! Look the marble effect on the cookies, very pretty!
Wen, Gong Xi Fa Cai! Wishing you and your family a Happy & Properous Rabbit Year!

Cuisine Paradise said...

Wen!!! These cookies look great! Love the marble effect. Wish you and your family a Happy Luna New Year!!!!

quizzine said...

A very innovative twist from the original recipe ;))
Happy lunar new year to u and your family!

Wen said...

Hi Anita, Doris, Ellena & Quizzine,

Thanks for all the well wishes! Happy Chinese New Year to all of you too!

Jy said...

Hi Wendy,

If i use Unsweetened choco powder to replace the Green tea powder will it like not sweet at all? Thanks you earlier first :D

wensdelight said...

Hi Jy,

Sure it can be replaced. The original recipe uses choc powder too. Happy baking!

Mmmyen said...


would like to check whether can substitue icing sugar to castor sugar?

will it changes the taste or texture?


wensdelight said...

Hi Yen, the original recipe calls for icing sugar, I think it contributes to the melt in the mouth texture. If substitutes with castor sugar, the texture may be more hard and crunchy. Happy baking!

ULN said...

Hi! I would love to make these cookies but the only problem is they don't sell potato starch where I live. I was wondering what could I possibly substitute it with?

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