Matcha Green Tea Mochi Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

These chewy matcha cookies are studded with pieces of mochi that turn soft after baking.

photo of a stack of matcha mochi 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 1/2 tbsp  high quality matcha green tea powder I use maeda-en gold canister quality
  • 1 cup mochi pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg. Add in remaining ingredients, except matcha powder and mochi, and mix on low speed until dough comes together. Add in matcha powder and mix until dough is uniformly green. Stir in half of the mochi pieces.

  2. Make balls 1 inch in diameter and place onto cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, spacing about 2 inches apart. Use remaining mochi to press a few mochi on the top of each ball so that they remain visible.

  3. Bake about 10-11 minutes, until edges begin to turn a golden brown and dough is cooked. Let cookies cool completely before removing from sheets.

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