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Soft and Chewy Green Tea Cookies

Soft and chewy green tea cookies are easy to make and flavored with matcha powder.

photo of a plate of Soft and Chewy green tea cookies

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 light, bright shade of green with a crispy outside, the cookies I’m sharing today came out softer, chewier, and cakier.  The green color was also a bit darker.

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.

close-up photo of Soft and Chewy green tea cookies


  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Softened butter
  • White sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Matcha green tea powder

How to Make the Cookies

Combine the flour, matcha powder, baking soda, and baking powder in a bowl. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar and then beat in the eggs and vanilla. Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until the dough comes together.

Form the dough into ping pong-sized balls and place them on a baking sheet. Bake the cookies at 375°F for eight to ten minutes. Cool them on the pan for two minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack.

Soft and Chewy green tea cookies

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Soft and Chewy Green Tea Cookies

Servings: 2 dozen cookies (approximately)
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These cookies are soft, chewy and flavored with green tea powder.


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


  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). In a small bowl, stir together flour, matcha green tea powder, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing 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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6 comments on “Soft and Chewy Green Tea Cookies”

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

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

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