In short: these cookies did not turn out as planned.
Continuing with our June tea theme, I was eager to make these gorgeous swirl cookies. And after trying to eat one… I was only eager to photograph them!
I’m not sure where I went wrong. Did I get a conversion wrong? Did I mix the dough for too long? Did I not let it chill enough? Something went very wrong as I made these, and the cookies turned out… I’m not sure how to put it. They were too crumbly, had a very strange taste, and were not a delight at all to eat. But – they are beautiful!
I didn’t use matcha powder – I used regular green tea that I ground up with a mortar and pestle (which hasn’t caused me flavor problems in the past). I also substituted my vanilla paste for the vanilla pod – again, it’s have caused me issues before. So what could it have been?
I’m not sure if I’ll have the guts to try them again. So if you try them – could you let me know how it goes? Maybe let me know where I must have gone wrong? In the meantime, enjoy the pretty swirls!