I was trying to make green tea sugar cookies the other day, but I was in a rush.  As a result, I put more matcha powder than I usually do in my batter, and I also made the cookies a lot bigger.  While my green tea sugar cookies are a light, bright shade of green with a crispy outside, these cookies came out softer, chewier and more cakey.  The green color was also a bit more dull.  I liked the result (except for maybe the color) and will use this modified recipe next time I'm in the mood for a softer, cakier, chewy type cookie.

Yield: Approximately 2 dozen cookies


  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons matcha green tea powder


  1. Preheat
    oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together
    flour, matcha green tea powder, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat
    in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll
    dough into balls about the size of ping pong balls and place onto ungreased
    cookie sheets.

  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven,. Let stand
    on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.


6 Responses to “Soft and Chewy green tea cookies”

  1. Saima Cat — February 18, 2012 at 11:35 am

    I burned them… :( But they’re really good! (after I scraped the burnt part off). They taste better with chocolate chips in them.

    • Kirbie replied: — February 20th, 2012 @ 10:20 am

      Aw, that’s too bad you burned them. But luckily they were still salvageable!

  2. Jessie — November 11, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Hi Kirbie,

    Can you please provide the ingredients in metric? In our country we don’t use cup so it is a bit difficult to convert the exact volume.

    Thank you very much!

    • Kirbie replied: — November 11th, 2013 @ 10:48 am

      I don’t have the measurement conversions, but if you do a google search, there is a lot of websites that will provide you with the conversions

  3. Emily — August 23, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Great recipe! I am absolutely in love with anything green tea flavored right now and this was perfect. Definitely not a recipe for people who like crispy cookies.

    • Kirbie replied: — August 24th, 2016 @ 7:36 am

      so glad you enjoyed it!

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