West Elm - Painted Matcha Cookies with Lemon Glaze by Yasmina Jacobs

To say that we’re digging all of the color and pattern in our latest batch of new arrivals would be an understatement. From the textural geometric patterns on our new Margo Selby textiles to the fresh, cool-toned palettes of Roar + Rabbit’s framed prints, we can’t help but feel excited for all that 2016 has to offer. To help us spread this excitement even further, we enlisted Yasmina Jacobs of Eat Make Celebrate to create 4 delicious treats, each inspired by our new items. First up? Delicious matcha green tea cookies with a lemon glaze. Hand-painted with blue and turquoise patterns from the Roar + Rabbit collection, they’re as good to look at as they are to eat!

West Elm - Painted Matcha Cookies with Lemon Glaze by Yasmina Jacobs

Matcha Green Tea Cookies with Lemon Glaze

    ½ cup Butter (room temperature)
    1 cup Confectioner’s Sugar
    1 Egg Yolk
    1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
    ½ cup Almond Flour (ground almonds)
    ½ Tsp. Salt
    2 Tsp. Matcha tea
    1 Tsp. Lemon Zest (zest of half a lemon)
    1-2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice

West Elm - Painted Matcha Cookies with Lemon Glaze by Yasmina Jacobs

1. Cream the butter and ½ a cup of powdered sugar in a stand mixer for about 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Add in the egg yolk and mix until incorporated. Add the vanilla extract and lemon zest.

2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, matcha, salt and almond flour.

3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until a dough begins to form.

4. Form the dough into a log and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 2 days.

5. Once the dough has chilled, slice it into cookies and bake for 9-12 minutes at 350 degrees.

6. Make a glaze by combining ½ cup of confectioner’s sugar with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Stir until the mixture is thick but liquid, you may need to add a little more lemon juice to get the right texture.

Allow the cookies to cool completely before glazing them. Let the glaze set for 30 minutes or so before painting.

7. To paint the cookies mix food coloring with a few drops of lemon juice and then paint away! Make sure to use clean, food-safe paintbrushes!

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Yasmina Jacobs of Eat Make Celebrate

Yasmina Jacobs is the founder of Eat Make Celebrate, a lifestyle resource dedicated to the modern woman. Born and raised in Paris, Yasmina currently resides in New York City with her husband and two dogs. Follow Eat Make Celebrate on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook.

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January 12, 2016

Should there be regular flour in this recipe? The instructions say to combine Flour and almond flour but the ingredient list does not contain flour.


January 12, 2016

Does this recipe call for regular flour?

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