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Green Tea Cookies

green tea cookie

What goes better with tea than cookies? Delicate and delicious, these cookies are vibrantly colored due to the addition of Japanese matcha tea.

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  • 3 dozen cookiesServings


  • 4 ounces butter, room temperature
  • 2½ teaspoons matcha (green tea powder)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • Garnish: sugar to sprinkle tops


1. In a mixer, mix butter, matcha, sugar, and salt until light and fluffy.

2. Add flour and pulse until the mixture forms a soft dough.

3. Roll dough into a log, wrap in parchment paper, and chill for 1 hour, or freeze for up to 1 month.

4. Preheat oven to 350°F

5. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

6. Slice cookies about ⅓-inch thick. Place on lined sheets about 1 inch apart.

7. Sprinkle tops with sugar and bake for 12 to 14 minutes.

8. Serve with tea!