Matcha Green Tea Vanilla Cookies Recipe

READY IN: 27mins
Recipe by Brenda.

This recipe comes from I love finding new ways to incorporate Matcha Green Tea into everyday foods.

Top Review by silversmile120790

This recipe was excellent! I did make some changes though. Instead of buying matcha powder, I used a mortar and pestle to grind up green tea leaves, and used a few tablespoons. I also used brown sugar instead of white to make the cookies moist, and added about a teaspoon of milk. I made a honey-green tea icing to top them, and the family keeps asking for more, although they doubted the "weird cookies" at first. Thanks so much!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl,combine flour, Matcha powder, baking powder, and salt, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar, beat in the egg yolks.
  3. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  4. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
  5. Cover and chill for one hour.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets, or line with parchment paper.
  7. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch.
  8. Using a 2-inch cookie cutter, cut out cookies and place 1 inch apart onto the prepared baking sheets.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly colored.
  10. Sprinkle granulated sugar over the hot cookies and transfer to wire racks to cool.

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