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Green Tea Viennese Crescent Recipe

Updated on February 2, 2017
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I love to cook and try new foods and recipes. I try to do my best to incorporate healthy foods, but sometimes I need a little comfort food.

Green Tea Viennese Crescents
Green Tea Viennese Crescents | Source

Light And Flavorful Almond Crescent Cookies With Green Tea

Fusion cooking is in. So here we have our Viennese Crescents with a touch of Asian flavor -- green tea. I just added Matcha to my Viennese Crescent recipe. The combination is unusual but good. The green tea is subtle; it's more of an aftertaste.

The green tea adds a green color to the cookies. Naturally green they are great for St. Patricks Day or to add color to a Christmas platter. They make a great cookie with afternoon tea or coffee.

Made with Matcha, which is young green tea leaves pulverized into a powder. If you taste it plain, it has a green tea flavor and then kind of a more green -- chlorophylly - grassy taste. Matcha may be purchased in a health food store or tea shop.

It is a very concentrated form of green tea, so a little goes a long way. It is also usually caffeinated, so adding too much will cause the same effects caffeine consumed in any other form would.

These cookies have almonds and green tea in them. If you want to tell yourself these are good for you, go ahead. Wink! Wink! (However, they still have sugar and flour in them).

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green-tea-viennese-crescents | Source

Green Tea Viennese Crescents

Easy to make. Everything goes in the bowl and gets mixed. I have step by step photos below.


  • Prep time: 30 min
  • Cook time: 20 min
  • Ready in: 50 min
  • Yields: Makes 60 crescents

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 Tablespoon Matcha
  • 1/2 cup sifted confectioners sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients. Mix until it is all sticky and sticking to the beaters. It takes a while and then all of a sudden it happens. (about 2 minutes).
  2. Roll by hand into finger thick rolls. Cut off 1-1/2 inches and shape into a crescent.
  3. Bake at 375 for 10 to 12 minutes. They should be light not browned.
  4. When cooled, dust with some confectioners sugar.
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Ounce to Gram Conversion

Ounce to Gram Conversion

1 cup = 8 ounces

Step By Step Instructions For Green Tea Viennese Crescents

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Softened butter in mixing bowl.   I like to do it the old fashioned way, by standing it out on the counter.  I always get it too soft in the microwave.Add all the other ingredients.  And mix with electric mixer.When it becomes sticky and is sticking to the beaters --- it's ready.Roll into finger width rolls.Cut into 1-1/2 inch piecesBend into crescents.As you can see, I don't fuss with them and they come out in all different crescent shapes.   If you want a more profession look, smooth them and pinch the ends.Place on cookie sheet -- you will probably need 2.   Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
Softened butter in mixing bowl.   I like to do it the old fashioned way, by standing it out on the counter.  I always get it too soft in the microwave.
Softened butter in mixing bowl. I like to do it the old fashioned way, by standing it out on the counter. I always get it too soft in the microwave. | Source
Add all the other ingredients.  And mix with electric mixer.
Add all the other ingredients. And mix with electric mixer.
When it becomes sticky and is sticking to the beaters --- it's ready.
When it becomes sticky and is sticking to the beaters --- it's ready.
Roll into finger width rolls.
Roll into finger width rolls.
Cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces
Cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces
Bend into crescents.
Bend into crescents.
As you can see, I don't fuss with them and they come out in all different crescent shapes.   If you want a more profession look, smooth them and pinch the ends.
As you can see, I don't fuss with them and they come out in all different crescent shapes. If you want a more profession look, smooth them and pinch the ends.
Place on cookie sheet -- you will probably need 2.   Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
Place on cookie sheet -- you will probably need 2. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

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    • KimGiancaterino profile image

      KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

      These green tea cookies look yummy. I love green tea ice cream.

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      nifwlseirff 4 years ago

      I love matcha, especially in baking. I must try these delicious biscuits!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

      These look great. I hope I'll find a time to try the recipe. Thanks!

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      Rosaquid 4 years ago

      Sounds yummy!

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      Squidpress 4 years ago

      yum, delicous cookies

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      Kristen 4 years ago from Wisconsin

      Definitely sound yummy to me!

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      bender2003 4 years ago

      I love it and yours seems as tasty as in Japan

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      Paul 5 years ago from Montreal

      Looks tasty :)

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      BenJacklin LM 5 years ago

      Wow these look really interesting, must try it out!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Wonderful job of presenting this recipe.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I think the only possible addition here to add to your uniquely delicious recipe is just a nice bit of angel dust....perfect!

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      krakensquid 5 years ago

      Another great lens of yours.

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Green tea appears to have some health benefits, esp. for the pulmonary system (re: some studies on the lungs of smokers had remarkable findings). I never would've thought about putting Matcha in cookies. Thank you for explaining so clearly how to do so - and I must try these cookies.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I'm visiting others who finished the cookie quest. I love cookies and this reads like a very good recipe. Blessings.