Saturday, August 6, 2011

Green & Whites (aka matcha and lemon sour cream cookies)

If you know the traditional black and white cookies from New York, don't judge me for messing with your cookie! I love black and whites as much as you do, I promise.

By the way, this recipe is eggless, and it makes nice, soft, bread-like cookies just like traditional black and whites. You can even glaze them like traditional cookies (just google search a recipe :P).


-2.5 cups flour
-1 tsp baking soda
-1/4 tsp baking powder
-1/4 tsp salt

-1/2 cup butter
-1/4 cup golden raisins
-1/2 cup honey
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-1 tsp vanilla
-1.5 cups sour cream

-1.5 Tbs matcha powder
-zest of a whole lemon


Melt the butter in the microwave and stir in raisins. Let soak while combining all dry ingredients. Stir dry ingredients so they are thoroughly mixed.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Add the rest of the wet ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until everything is incorporated and smooth. Pour wet mixture over dry mixture and mix until JUST combined (don't mix too much or you'll have super tough cookies...get it?? Tough cookies?!? HA)

Divide mixture in half and put half into a second bowl. To one half, mix in the matcha powder. To the other, mix in the lemon zest.

Using a spoon scoop up part of the lemon mixture, then part of the matcha mixture, and drop onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until they begin to brown on top. Cool on a rack and EAT. You may choose whether to consume with milk, with coffee, or with neither and by the handful.

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