Matcha Cookies Recipe

Rating 5.0
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These sweet, buttery matcha cookies have a muted green color and a hint of umami. They are made with matcha, an antioxidant-loaded green tea powder. Shape them as elegant tea leaves to make an original addition to any cookie plate.
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Globe New American
Chef Susie is a cookbook author, chocolatier, pastry chef and culinary educator with more than a decade of experience teaching and running an artisan chocolate business, which has been featured on the Food Network. Prior to beginning her culinary career, Chef Susie worked as a TV executive at three of the Big Four networks. She is now the author of three books, the latest based on her award-winning culinary travel blog.


2 cup(s)
all-purpose flour, sifted
1 tbsp
1 tbsp
powdered sugar, sifted
2 tsp
sea or kosher salt
1 cup(s)
cold butter, cubed
3/4 cup(s)
granulated sugar (6 oz)
extra-large egg
extra-large egg yolk
3 tbsp
heavy cream
1 tbsp
vanilla extract

Directions 14 steps | 140 Minutes

Step 1

Measure and prep all ingredients. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside. 

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Step 2

Sift the flour, matcha, powdered sugar and sea salt onto a second piece of parchment paper and set aside.

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Step 3

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle or whisk attachment, mix the butter for a few minutes to soften. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl. 

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Step 4

Add the sugar and mix for another few minutes until it becomes light and fluffy. 

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Step 5

Add the whole egg, egg yolk, cream and vanilla extract. Mix until they are incorporated. 

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Step 6

Stop the mixer and add half of the flour mixture, then mix on low until smooth. 

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Step 7

Add the remaining flour mixture and mix on low until the dough comes together.

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Step 8

Shape it into a flat disc. Wrap it in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes until firm.

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Step 9

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the dough on a parchment-lined work surface or large cutting board. Next, on a lightly floured work surface, use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to about ½-inch thickness. (See notes 1.)

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Step 10

Use a paring or dinner knife to shape graceful tea leaf shapes. 

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Step 11

Use a bench scraper or spatula to transfer each leaf to the baking sheet, about an inch apart from each other. If the dough becomes too sticky or difficult to work with, chill it for 20 minutes and try again. 

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Step 12

Once the baking sheet is full of cookies, use the knife tip to score leaf veins on them, or decorate as desired. If you have time, chill them again for 20 minutes before baking.

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Step 13

Bake them for about 12-15 minutes, until the edges are light brown and the center is set. 

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Step 14

Let the matcha cookies cool. Serve and enjoy!

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  1. If you don't have a rolling pin, place parchment paper over the dough and use a clean, full soda or beer can.

Nutrition Per Serving
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7.1 g
1.3 g
12.5 g


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Carmela G.


12 Apr 2023

Highly recommended Matcha Cookies recipe. Sweet but not overly sweet.

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