Single Serving Microwave Matcha Cookie

This single, soft, matcha green tea flavored cookie cooks in 50 seconds and takes less than 5 minutes to make!

It’s been hot hot hot this week. A few days ago, I was in Europe and freezing. I was longing for the warmer San Diego weather. I guess I should be careful what I wish for…

I can’t remember the last time it was this warm in April or May. I was desperately craving a cookie, but turning on the oven was out of the question. So I decided to make one of my microwave cookies.

I love the lovely hue of green of this cookie. When you bake cookies in the oven, they brown, which muddles the matcha color. But since this cooks in the microwave, it stays a vibrant green.

The cookie was soft, sugary, and delicious. You won’t even break a sweat making it. It’s a perfect treat for one.

Single Serving Microwave Matcha Green Tea Cookie


1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
3 tbsp all purpose flour
2 tbsp granulated white sugar
1 tbsp whisked egg
1/4 tsp premium grade matcha powder (The higher the quality, the better the green color. I like Maeda-En gold canister quality)


1. Whisk all ingredients into a small bowl until smooth batter forms. Line a large round microwave-safe plate with parchment paper. Using a small spatula, scoop out batter into middle of the plate. The batter will be quite wet but you should be able to pour the cookie batter so that it forms a round disk, like a cookie shape or a thick pancake. Smooth surface with spatula if needed.
2. Cook in microwave for about 50 seconds. Careful not to cook longer, as it will make cookie hard in the center. Let cookie cool a few minutes before eating.

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6 comments on “Single Serving Microwave Matcha Cookie”

  1. Such a pretty green 🙂
    Great idea for my afternoon snacks but I’ll have to use sugar substitute and gluten free flour 🙂

  2. I love your single-serve recipes!

    Just out of curiosity- what do you do with the rest of the egg in these recipes? Or do you make a few to use up the whole egg?

    • Sometimes I use it up, making more than one version during recipe testing. Other times, I just cook it and eat it!

  3. yum that looks super yummy! speaking of how the oven tends to brown matcha, what do you suggest to make the matcha appear more vibrant for oven baked goodies?

    • the only thing I’ve found to help is to use high quality matcha powder. The premium stuff has a very good dark green hue to start with so it doesn’t brown as much.

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