Matcha Green Tea Cookies

"Positively scrumptious! Makes a great gift. Matcha powder can be substituted with powdered chai tea mix, bothe are fabulous!"
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Ready In:
2 dozen




  • Preheat oven at 375.
  • Blend all dry ingredients.
  • Add vanilla, water, and butter, mix until dough forms.
  • Roll cookies into 1 inches balls, coat in sugar.
  • Flatten each cookie with a glass coated in sugar (for spherical cookies, skip this step).
  • Bake 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Allow 5 minutes to cool before transferring to wire racks.

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  1. After reading Lynne's review I was very careful when making this recipe ~ I did add an additional measure of the Matcha green tea powder & slightly more water, but that was about it! AND, I made sure my balls of dough were definitely not more than 1" across & ended up with 21 EXTREMELY TASTY COOKIES! Thanks for posting the recipe ~ I'll be making it again! [Tagged, made & reviewed in New Kids on the Block tag]
  2. I love matcha in baked goods, and this is no exception. Although I don't think the matcha flavor comes through quite as strongly as I expected, these are still wonderful butter cookies -- with a twist! ;) Mine were done in only about 10 minutes, so it's a good thing that I checked on them a little early. Apart from that, I had only two problems with the recipe: 1) With 1 teaspoon of water, I simply could NOT get anything resembling a dough to form -- it was dry and crumbly and would not adhere. I added one more teaspoon of water, and *poof* -- suddenly I had dough! Perhaps 1.5 teaspoons would have been better, though, since by dough felt a little on the thin side. 2) There's no way I could get 24 cookies out of this recipe. Mine were very close in size to the 1" balls called for, and I only got one dozen out of the batch. It's a shame, too, because these are so good, I wish I had more of them!


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