Matcha Cookies

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I’ve been very uninspired in life lately and therefore very uninspired here on my blog. I hate admitting that so much because I suffer from a constant desire to appear to have my shit together. Do we all suffer from that? And just for the record, I don’t (have my shit together).

I have so many recipe post pictures for you sitting on my computer but I haven’t had the words to go along with them. Just, no words. gah.

For the sake of not being a total debby downer, here are a few things that I have been very much enjoying lately: 1) My garden. It doubles in size every few weeks and going outside to water everything in the morning is probably my favorite 20 minutes of the day. I have more lettuce than we can possibly eat. There are big baskets of petunias hanging around my back porch and I love it so much. 2) Also in my backyard: the chickens. They’re still pretty cool and have been spending a lot more time out of their coop. They have an intense fascination with the inside of the house so they get up as high and as close to the backyard windows as they can and stretch their necks up trying to see what’s inside. It’s pretty cute. Downside: they sometimes poop on the patio furniture. 3) I leave tomorrow for Boston and I’m looking forward to getting away for a few days. Where do I need to eat??

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So, matcha. Yea, I jumped on that bandwagon. And then I made some cookies on that bandwagon.

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I tried to make matcha cookies in the shapes of dinosaurs, but alas. The result:

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The Matcha Cookies are very easy.

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Most of the dry ingredients are sifted

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and stirred all together

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Then the butter and sugar are creamed together

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And the matcha/ flour mixture is slowly incorporated

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Now, if you’re attempting to make cute brontosaurus cookies with the cookie cutter that your loving husband picked out for you, do that now.

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Otherwise, this dough is best used in log form.

Form a log with the dough and wrap it in plastic wrap for a quick chill in the fridge.

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Once it’s chilled, just slice it up and place the cookies on a baking sheet.

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A little tlc in the oven later, and voila. Matcha Cookies

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Adapted (barely) from RasaMalaysia


Matcha Cookies

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 20 1x


  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of matcha powder
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar


  1. Sift together the flour, salt, and matcha powder. Put aside.
  2. In a stand mixer on medium speed (or with an electric mixer) cream together the powdered sugar and the butter.
  3. Very slowly, with the mixer on low, incorporate the matcha/ flour mixture into the butter mixture.
  4. Once fully incorporated, remove the dough and form it into a log ~10-12 inches long. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees F and prepare a baking sheet.
  6. Cut the dough log into ~20 cookies and line them up on the baking sheet, evenly spread out.
  7. Bake for ~15 minutes or until the cookies just start to brown.
  8. ENJOY!!


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14 comments on “Matcha Cookies”

  1. ohhh! i have a bag of matcha sitting somewhere in the back of my pantry… great idea to put it in a cookie :). don’t worry, none of us have our shit together. if it makes you feel better, i think i just realized that i didn’t wash the conditioner out of my hair this morning because there are slimy spots all through my ponytail. yep, i can’t even wash my own hair.

  2. But…that dinosaur matcha cookie was so cute! Matcha is one of the only bandwagons that I recommend jumping (and probably staying indefinitely) on. It’s so addictive and actually good for you.
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  3. Amazing how so much color can come from just over a Tablespoon of matcha! Sorry to hear about your lack of motivation… For what it’s worth, I’ve been very fatigued lately too and recently learned that I had super low B12 levels. Not saying that’s what’s going on with you but it might be worth checking for physiological reasons for you low motivation.

  4. So…I tried this recipe, step by step, perfectly. It didn’t not work at all. I feel like it’s missing an egg or something.. Help?

    • I added a little bit of
      milk it worked like a charm (you can use almond milk or coconut in case your Vegan or have a lactose intolerance

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  9. Do not use this recipe. It’s a failure. I followed it exactly and, unfortunately, was using it to make edibles with my medicinal cannabis. Well, now I’ve lost $100.00 and I’m screwed this month. No medicine, no sleep, a ton of pain. Great. 

  10. Based on similar recipes I’ve seen, it’s missing 2 egg yolks. Mix them into the butter mixture before the flour

    • I should also note that shortbread cookies don’t normally have eggs. They’re literally flour, butter and sugar. The dough was surprisingly “dry”. Still, the cookies turned out very tasty. If you’ve never made shortbread cookies before the dough is not at all like sugar cookies. If you’re worried about wasting either matcha (which isn’t cheap) or edibles (which is definitely not cheap), make a batch of regular shortbread cookies first so you get a sense of what you’re working with.

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