FFwD: Salted Butter Break-Ups (Some with Matcha!)

Salted Butter Break-Ups

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie is a cookie recipe. I’ve tended to skip most of the sweet recipes so far (what will two people do with a WHOLE cake??), but these I wanted to try.

A. Because I had everything already to make them and B. how fun would it be to make some of these green (for St. Patrick’s Day) with matcha? The answer – very fun!

Notes/things I learned:

1. Even though the recipe seems very similar to pie dough — it is not pie dough! Don’t roll it out too thin (I think I did this, but they were still good!).
2. Because my dough was maybe a little thin, I decreased baking tiome to about 26 minutes.
3. Adding Matcha* (green tea powder) to half the dough was a good idea!
4. Next time I will score a little deeper with the fork tines.
5. I actually had some Sel Gris. Exciting to use it here!
6. Delicious still warm from the oven!

Okay, on with the photos. And here’s everyone’s cookie recaps at the FFwD site!

Salted Butter Break-Ups
Half the dough ready to go!

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Making the matcha dough, I used 1 tsp matcha.

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Both doughs ready to go in the fridge.

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Egg yolk, separated.

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Matcha dough crisscrossed.

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Plain dough crisscrossed.

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Out of the oven.

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Broken up and ready for snacking.

Salted Butter Break-UpsMmmmm…flakey!

* I added the flour, sugar and salt to my food processor, mixed that and then divided the mixture in half. I added matcha to one half and kept the other half plain. Continued on with the recipe from there.

14 Replies to “FFwD: Salted Butter Break-Ups (Some with Matcha!)”

  1. I used food coloring to make mine green, but I love the idea of using matcha! Your process photos are great, and it looks like the final cookies turned out great!

  2. I love the idea of using matcha. Did the flavor come through or did they just look pretty. Now I’m inspired to make these. I will add at least a tablespoon of matcha. What do you think?

  3. Thanks everyone! 🙂
    I used 1 tsp matcha for the 1/2 recipe and I could taste it, in comparison to the plain ones. For a full recipe, adjust the matcha up. Maybe 2 tsp? A tablespoon? Something like that…!

  4. I never even heard of “Matcha”- this was fun to learn about and of course, pretty to see. Well done and great process photos too !

  5. What a great way to use the cookie to celebrate St.Paddy’s Day! I have never worked with matcha, but I love the color.
    I actually loved the crispy edges and left the remainder of the cookie to my kids and husband:)
    Your crisscrossing patter looks very nice and even – you are a patient woman!

  6. I love the buttery matcha cookies – what a great, different way to celebrate St. Patrick’s! I agree with you, sometimes baking the more elaborate projects seems a little daunting when it’s just for two people.

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