I still haven’t found a homemade green food coloring with a strong green color that does not have a distinct flavor. In the meantime, these Matcha Shortbread make an excellent base for green witch Halloween cookies. The buttery shortbread is filled with green tea flavor and pairs wonderfully with the chocolate ganache topping. Chad enjoyed them on their own, without the topping (surprise, surprise).
My mom was in town visiting when I made the cookies and she volunteered to help decorate. I cut the shortbread with a witch cookie cutter. We outlined the hats, drew faces, and added hair. If you don’t have time to decorate, just drizzle the ganache over the chilled cookies.
Without the topping, the cookies will last up to about 3 weeks in an airtight container.
I have been able to find matcha at the local Asian food markets. It is also available on Amazon: DoMatcha DoMatcha Organic 2nd Harvest Matcha, 2.82-Ounce and less expensive: SerendipiTea Matcha Culinary Grade, Organic Green Tea, 4-Ounce Box. Make sure to use a culinary grade matcha.