Matcha White Chocolate Cookies

These matcha white chocolate cookies are absolutely lovely for tea. A keeper. The green tea cookies taste a flavored short bread cookie with a hint of caramelized sweetness from the chocolate.

Adapted from Just One Cookbook

Prep Time: 20 minutes and overnight refrigeration Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 36 cookies

    • 2 1/3 cup or 240g all purpose flour, sifted
    • 1/8 cup or 15g matcha powder, sifted
    • 2/3 cup or 150g unsalted butter, softened
    • 2/3 cup or 130g powder sugar, sifted
    • Pinch of salt
    • 2 egg yolks
    • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips

Sift the flour and matcha powder.

Cream butter, sugar, and salt until soft and light. Add in the yolks and beat well. Gradually add in flour and matcha. Add the chocolate chips and fold in together.

Shape the dough into 2 logs and wrap them in plastic wrap or parchment paper. Set fridge overnight.

Preheat oven to 300F and cut the cookies to 7mm or 1/4 inch thickness. Bake for 17-20 minutes and let them cool on rack.

Market by Jean-Georges, W Hotel, Theater District, Boston

In November 2009, restaurant thought leader and chef legend Jean-Georges opened Market at the W Hotel in the Theater District.  On our short list is to try ABC Kitchen with Jean-Georges in New York.

The dining room had a relaxed ambiance, wooden beams, low lighting and clean design. We were was quite impressed.

Although the dining room was fairly full, the bar area was quite empty when we visited. Immediately upon our seating, the bartender introduced himself and crafted a drink based on my specifications. A cocktail whisperer. Throughout our service, he was easy going, friendly and thoughtful.

It is so rare to see kumquats on any menu, so we were pleasantly surprised to see them on the cocktail menu. Our mother keeps two indoor kumquat trees. I remember as a child biting into a kumquat and recoiling from the tangy flavor.

The gorgeous Kumquat Mojito with Cruzan Rum, Kumquat, Mint, Lime was unbelievably refreshing and well-crafted ( $11). The bright citrus notes and mint were a great combination. We tried the non-alcoholic version for $6 and would come back for both iterations. 

At the 2012 TV Diner’s Platinum Gala, we sampled Market By Jean-Georges‘ homemade jellies, lovely strawberry marshmallows and creamy caramels. Each of these desserts were to unreal and we could not wait to try some more confections from Market.

The cookie and confections plate ($6) were filled with a bounty of sweets from a chocolate macaron, fluffy and fresh marshmallows, a deep chocolate cookies, caramels, shortbread, caramels and a hazelnut chocolate chip cookie.

My favorites were the peanut butter chocolate fudge, the caramels and the hazelnut chocolate chip cookie. At home we have made our own Molasses CookiesNutella Filled Chocolate Chip CookiesOatmeal Toffee CookiesShortbread Cookies and will have to make our own cookie plate for guests. We have yet to master macarons and marshmallows, but have enjoyed macarons and marshmallows tremendously.

Market‘s menu features Jean-Georges Vongerichten‘s greatest hits and there is a Market Express lunch $21 for two plates and dessert. If not for lunch, we will definitely be visiting soon to sample the Peekytoe Crab Cake Sugar Snap Pea Remoulade ($14), Cheese Fritters Jalapeño and Cheddar ($8), Soy Glazed Short Ribs Apple-Jalapeño Purée Rosemary Crumbs ($28) and the Mango Upside-Down Cake Basil Ice Cream ($9).

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