It’s the gift of the season for most of us, but for some of us it can also mean the difference between getting that perfect Christmas gift or having a family reunion with someone who is new to your neighborhood.
You can use matcha cookies to make it even more special.
In fact, matcha cookie is the official cookie of the Republic of Congo, and the world’s oldest-known cookie.
“This is one of the most loved and treasured cookies in the world, so when the people from the Congo came to the U.S. to be part of this exchange, they were very happy to be able to share this special cookie with their new friends,” said Lisa D. McKeever, founder and CEO of Matcha Cookies, Inc., a nonprofit organization that supports the preservation of the traditional Ugandan cookie recipe.
“For them to get to know one another and be able, once they got to know each other, to start sharing their customs and traditions, that was a very special moment for them.”
McKeever said the people of Congo who brought matcha to the United States brought it with them to help them share their customs, traditions and history.
“Matcha cookies are used in the traditional Congolese kitchen, where it’s served in the form of matcha dough and chocolate,” she said.
“It’s also served as a snack or as a treat to the people in the village.
The matcha chocolate cookie is a traditional Ugandans tradition.
People in the Congo also serve matcha with chocolate sauce and rice, which is an integral part of their diet.”
To celebrate the matcha exchange, the Ugandan-Congo government partnered with Matcha cookies on Matcha Cookie Day, which celebrates the traditional cookies and how they’re consumed in the region.
To celebrate the exchange, U.N.ICE and Matcha Coffee have collaborated to give away over $250,000 in Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookie Treats to Ugandians around the world.
The cookie dough is used to make a matcha ice cream, which McKeiver said is “like a traditional ice cream ice cream.”
McDeer said that in Uganda, there is a tradition of sending Christmas gifts to people who are visiting.
“That’s why we’re offering matching cousins to people in their new communities, so they can come together and be together,” she added.
“So we want people to feel like this is the way it is.
So, it’s a celebration of Ugandan traditions.”
You can also use matchad cookies to match with friends and family members, or you can purchase them online.
You don’t have to make them yourself, but McKeaver said you can get the recipe for matching cousins online.
“There’s a very good way to make matcha, and there’s a really good way for you to make your own matcha,” she explained.
“The easiest way to start making matcha is to use a recipe from Matcha.com, but it’s very easy to make other recipes.”
McDever said that when people buy matching cousin cookies from Matchas, they’re also able to get a lot of free gift ideas.
“We also get a whole bunch of other things that are really cool,” she noted.
“The way that Matcha treats people in Congo is by not only giving them a great experience, but also giving them great food, and providing a lot more than just the cookies,” McKeeter added.
“I think this is something that people have been waiting for for a long time, and it’s really great to be in the spotlight with this, because we can all celebrate it together,” McDeer concluded.