Crispy, Chewy, Matcha Green Tea cookies

Inspired by a recipe for sugar cookies submitted by Stephanie on allrecipes, I decided to create a matcha green tea  cookie with the easy recipe.  The result was quite yummy.  The cookies are crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside.  They came out a beautiful shade of pale green.

Yield: Approximately 4 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 1/2 teaspoon 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 one inch in diameter and flatten slightly to create round discs, and place onto ungreased
    cookie sheets.

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

13 comments on “Crispy, Chewy, Matcha Green Tea cookies”

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  2. Thank you so much for this recipe. My husband loved it so much, he ate all the cookies in one night!! Now, it is just a few days later and he is demanding I make another batch 😛 I’m going to experiment next time and add some dagoba cocoa chips. Thanks again!

  3. I’m so happy to hear your husband liked these! You know I haven’t made these in a long while. Now I suddenly want to make them.

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  5. I’m making these cookies as I’m typing this and oh my god they are sooooooooooooooo good!!! I’m so glad I snatched some matcha powder when I had the chance 😀 thanks so much for this recipe!

  6. I made these, but for some reasons, the dough was like broken pieces & they didn’t bake correctly. They look like shortbreads instead of the flat light green cookies you have pictured above.

    I don’t know what I did wrong :/ I followed everything correctly

    • I’m sorry to hear that as I haven’t had any problems with this recipe. it sounds like your dough is too dry. Did you add two sticks of butter? Perhaps next time you can have a friend supervising while you do the recipe. I’ve found that often when a recipe doesn’t work out for me, I made a mistake with one of the ingredients even though I think I followed it right. I will even double check and still not realize I made a mistake! Just a few weeks ago, I posted my experience on these cookies and how they didn’t bake right even though I followed the recipe exactly. Then right away one of my readers pointed out that I added the wrong amount of butter than what the recipe called for, which is why my cookies didn’t bake right at all.

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  8. I agree with one of the previous comments- I found the initial recipe was quite dry and the dough difficult to work with. It crumbled and wouldn’t hold! I added an extra 1/4c creamed butter which did the trick. Next time I might cut back 1/4c of the flour…Otherwise theses were so yummy and delicious!

    • I agree! I actually cut down the flour by 1/4th and left the two sticks of butter however still got a shortbread like cookie consistency! I double checked the directions, maybe I didn’t incorporate the batter enough? I felt like it wasn’t dry but my cookies came out cracked on top 🙁 regardless great recipe!

      • did you by chance reduce the sugar? because that would cause a shortbread-like consistency. The sugar not only is there for sweetness, but also helps the cookies spread and have that chewy texture.

  9. I made these cookies and they are so yummy! What a great sugar cookie base. You really can make so many different flavours of cookies just by using your sugar cookie recipe!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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