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  1. Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  2. Aperture: f/5.6
  3. Exposure: 1/50th
  4. Focal Length: 64mm

Matcha Almond Cookies with Raspberry Filling

yield: about 6 dozen cookies

INGREDIENTS

1 large egg yolk, room temperature
1 tablespoon heavy cream
3/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup (1-1/2 ounces) sliced almonds
2 tablespoons matcha powder
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (10 ounces)
2/3 cup (4-3/4 ounces) granulated sugar
1 tablespoon lemon zest, freshly grated
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
16 tablespoons (8 ounces/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
Raspberry Filling, recipe to follow

DIRECTIONS

1. Adjust oven rack to middle position; heat oven to 375℉. In small bowl, beat yolk, cream, and almond extract with fork until combined; set aside. Add almonds, matcha powder, and 3 tablespoons of flour in food processor; pulse until finely grind, about 1 minute. Combine almond mixture with remaining flour in a medium bowl and set aside.

2. In the bowl of stand mixer, fitted with paddle attachment, beat sugar, lemon zest and salt at medium speed until combined and resembles wet sand. Add butter, beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Scrape down bowl with rubber spatula. With mixer running at medium speed, add yolk/cream mixture and beat until incorporated. Scrape down bowl. With mixer running at low speed, gradually beat in flour-almond mixture until combined. Scrape down bowl and give final stir with rubber spatula.

3. Using cookie press to form cookies, follow manufacturer’s instructions to fill press. Press cookies onto ungreased baking sheets, spacing them about 1 inch apart. Bake one sheet at a time until cookies are slightly golden brown, 8-10 minutes, rotating baking sheet halfway through baking time. Cool cookies on baking sheet for 10 minutes; using metal spatula, transfer to wire rack and cool to room temperature.

Raspberry Filling

INGREDIENTS

8 tablespoons (4 ounces/1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
4 cups (16 ounces) confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup raspberry preserves
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

1. In the bowl of stand mixer, fitted with paddle attachment, beat butter and salt on medium-high speed until creamy, about 1 minute. Reduce speed to low and add confectioners’ sugar, a little at a time, until combined. Increase speed to medium and beat for 30 sec. Scrape down bowl if necessary.

2. Add preserves and vanilla and beat until fully incorporated. Chill filling in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Assembly

INGREDIENTS

Matcha-Almond Cookies
Raspberry Filling
1/4 cup (1 ounces) confectioner’s sugar (optional)
Yellow sugar pearls (optional)

 DIRECTIONS

1. Spread 1 teaspoon of filling on bottom of half of cookies, then press remaining cookies onto filling to form sandwiches.

OPTIONAL

1. Dust cookies with confectioners’ sugar
and/or
2. In a small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of confectioners’ sugar w a few drops of water to form a glaze. Brush center of cookies with glaze and place 3 sugar pearls in the center. Press lighting to adhere.

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Spring Evening by Ray Morimura

"The only way you will ever awaken is through silence, not through analyzation of facts. Not by sorting out good and bad, but through simple silence, letting go. Letting go of all thoughts, all the hurts, all the dogmas and concepts. Letting go of these things daily."

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