For this recipe, I also wanted to incorporate ingredients with health and beauty benefits as I could. Enter dark chocolate and coconut oil!

INGREDIENTS – Unsalted butter – Sugar – Powdered sugar – Salt – Flour – Cake flour – Matcha green tea powder – Dark chocolate – Coconut oil

Because you're consuming the entire green tea leaves with matcha, you're getting the the full effects of its antioxidants, vitamins, and caffeine. Many people who consume matcha say that it provides a steadier level of caffeine over coffee.

Culinary grade matcha tea powder is available and is typically cheaper. If this is your first time using matcha in a recipe, I recommend going for culinary matcha to use in your matcha recipes when baking and/or cooking and saving the really good ceremonial matcha for drinking.

This dough will seem dry and crumbly when you mix all the simple ingredients together. Don't panic! Lay the dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper and roll it out. 

Use a 2-in cookie cutter. If you don't have cookie cutters, use the lid of a mason jar or even the rim of an upside-down glass

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