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Matcha Green Tea Sugar Cookies

Matcha sugar cookies are a nice way to put a unique spin on a classic cookie. Green tea is mixed into the dough giving it a natural green color and matcha flavor.

photo of a plate of star-shaped Matcha Green Tea Sugar Cookies

I love anything matcha flavored.  I like how it adds a natural green color for desserts.  After making soft rolled sugar cookies for Boyfriend, I decided to make some matcha sugar cookies for myself.

I really need to get some more cookie-cutter shapes.  Other than some Christmas ones, I only have hearts and stars.  Since I already used hearts for the regular sugar cookies, I used stars this time.  These cookies were small and cute and taste great with a cup of tea.


  • Shortening
  • Butter
  • White sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Matcha powder

How to Make Matcha Sugar Cookies

Cream the butter, shortening, and sugar in a bowl. Mix in the egg and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, matcha powder, baking powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix until the dough comes together.

Roll the dough out ¼” thick and use a cookie cutter to cut out the shapes. Reroll the scraps to cut out more cookies.

Bake the cookies at 350°F for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool the cookies on a baking rack.

Matcha Green Tea Sugar Cookies

I really enjoyed these matcha sugar cookies – they’re a nice way to put a spin on a classic sugar cookie recipe.

More Sugar Cookie Recipes

Match Green Tea Soft Sugar Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These sugar cookies are made with matcha with gives the cookies a delicate flavor and a pretty green hue.


  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp matcha powder


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, shortening and sugar. Stir in the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, matcha powder, baking powder and salt, stir into the creamed mixture until dough comes together. Take dough and roll out on flat surface to about 1/4 inch thick and use cookie cutter to make cookie shapes. Re-roll the dough scraps and repeat.
  • Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until bottom is light brown. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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Matcha Green Tea Sugar Cookies

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