Chef William Werner’s Matcha Snickerdoodle Recipe

William Werner, Chef/Partner of Craftsman and Wolves has created one of the hottest spots for pastries and if you love different and unique, you have to check them out! Great treats like Lavender Shortbread with fruits, flowers and herbs, Golden Cashew – Curry Brittle, Blood Orange and Coconut Marshmallows, Chocolate Fudge with Bourbon Sugar, Pate de Fruit, Smoked Almond Brittle and of course, our featured recipe Matcha Snickerdoodle.

If you are ever nearby their locations in San Francisco, please stop by and treat yourself. Check out their menus at their Valencia and Pacific locations.

Helloooo Matcha Snickedoodle. Great for the Holidays!

William Werner Matcha Snickerdoodle - Chefuniforms.com Dec. 2015 Chef of the Month

 

Makes 50 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2
 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 
teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2
 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 
tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons matcha, divided
  • 1 
cup (2 sticks) plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces, room temperature
  • 1/2
 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 
tablespoons honey
  • 1 
large egg
  • 1 
large egg yolk
  • 2 
teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 3 
ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2
 cup granulated sugar

Method:

1. Whisk flour, baking soda, salt, and 2 tablespoons of matcha in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the butter, brown sugar, and honey in a medium bowl until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add the egg, egg yolk, and lemon zest, and mix until very pale, about 4 minutes.

2. Reduce mixer speed to low and, with motor running, add the flour mixture; mix until no dry spots remain. Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, mix in the white chocolate.

3. Wrap the dough in plastic and chill at least 2 hours and up to 5 days. If chilling more than a few hours, let the dough sit at room temperature for 1 hour to soften before scooping and baking.

4. Whisk the 1/2 cup granulated sugar and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons matcha in a small bowl; set aside.

5. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Scoop the dough by the scant tablespoonful onto 2 parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing each about 1 inch apart.

6. Bake the cookies, rotating the baking sheet halfway through, until bottoms and edges are barely golden and cooked (top will no longer look wet), 8 to 10 minutes.

7. Immediately, but gently, toss cookies in the reserved matcha sugar and place on wire racks; let cool. Store cookies airtight at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Enjoy!

 

 

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