Whether you’re heading to a holiday party, hosting a cookie swap, or just putting out a plate of treats for the family, cookies are a staple of the holiday season. Punch up your party go-to’s with tea this year. Matcha gives an extra pop of holiday spirit, too, with its vibrant and cheerful green pigment. Wow everybody this year with delicate (but easy-to-bake!) matcha meringues.
Matcha is a delicious addition to most sweet recipes. You can toss it in smoothies, chocolate recipes, ice cream, and candies. We love the idea of whipping it up in a meringue because it mirrors the frothy and light texture of a freshly whisked bowl of matcha. Matcha’s also believed to have some health benefits, so maybe you can feel a little bit less guilty about these treats!
- 2 egg whites
- 125 g caster sugar
- 1 tablespoon of Grade A Matcha
- 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar
- Preheat the oven to 300 F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Whip your egg whites until they get foamy.
- Add the cream of tartar and continue whipping until you get stiff peaks, where the whites remain standing tall when you take the whisk away.
- Slowly add the sugar. Make sure that each new spoonful is incorporated before you add the next.
- Continue beating until the mixture turns smooth and glossy.
- Once the sugar has dissolved, add the matcha and beat until combined.
- Spoon the meringue into a piping bag and pipe small stars onto the baking tray.
- Bake 20 minutes.
- Turn off the oven, crack the door open & leave the meringues in there to cool.
- When cool remove from the oven.
Even More Desserts
Want to try another one of our favorite tea-inspired cookies? We love using Meyer Lemon to make delightful, star-shaped cookies. Of course, you can always skip out on temptation completely by sticking to our virtually calorie-free dessert teas. From Blueberry Cheesecake to Dark Chocolate Peppermint, we’ve got your sweet tooth covered. We even have a lemon meringue tisane that will have you saying “What Matcha Meringues?”.
What teas are you using to make cookies this year? We’d love to see what our community whips up!