Delightful Matcha Sugar Cookies You Can’t Resist

Delightful Matcha Sugar Cookies You Can’t Resist

Are you looking for a unique twist on the classic sugar cookie?

Matcha Sugar Cookies are a delightful treat that combines the earthy flavor of matcha with the sweet, buttery goodness of traditional sugar cookies.

Perfect for any occasion, these cookies are sure to impress your friends and family. Let's dive into the recipe!


  • ½ cup unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons matcha powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (sifted three times)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar (for coating)
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar (for coating and finishing)



Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).

Step 2: Prepare the Dough

In a mixing bowl, combine the melted ½ cup unsalted butter with 1 cup granulated sugar. Mix well.

Matcha Powder Cookies

Step 3: Combine Wet Ingredients

Add the 2 large eggs to the mixture and whisk until fully incorporated.

Add 1 teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon salt, and ⅛ teaspoon baking soda. Mix well.

Step 4: Add Dry Ingredients

Sift in 3 tablespoons matcha powder and 1 cup all-purpose flour. Ensure the flour is sifted three times for a finer texture. Mix until you have a smooth dough.

Matcha Powder Cookies Ingredient mixture

Step 5: Chill the Dough

Cover the dough and chill it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. This helps to firm up the dough, making it easier to handle and shape.

Step 6: Shape the Cookies

After chilling, take 2 tablespoons of dough and roll it into a ball shape.

Roll each dough ball in ¼ cup granulated sugar to coat, followed by rolling in ¼ cup powdered sugar.

rolling matcha powder cookies

Step 7: Bake

Place the coated dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.

Step 8: Finish the Cookies

Once baked, let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5-7 minutes.

Sift additional powdered sugar over the top of the cookies for a sweet and visually appealing finish.

Matcha Cookies and Powder



These matcha sugar cookies are a delightful treat, combining the earthy flavors of matcha with the classic sweetness of sugar cookies.

The vibrant green color and unique taste make them a standout addition to any cookie platter. Whether you’re a matcha enthusiast or trying it for the first time, these cookies are sure to impress.

Just baked matcha powder cookies

Enjoy them with a warm beverage or share them with friends and family for a unique and delicious experience. Happy baking, and may your matcha sugar cookies bring joy to your taste buds!


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I substitute the granulated sugar with another type of sweetener?

While granulated sugar is recommended for the best texture, you can experiment with other sweeteners like coconut sugar or erythritol. However, this may alter the flavor and texture of the cookies.

What if I don’t have powdered sugar for coating?

You can skip the powdered sugar coating if necessary, but it adds a nice finishing touch to the cookies. Alternatively, you can make your own powdered sugar by blending granulated sugar until fine.

Why do I need to sift the flour three times?

Sifting the flour three times ensures a finer texture, which helps create a more delicate and uniform cookie dough. 

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TL;DR: Matcha Sugar Cookies Recipe

  • Main Ingredients: Unsalted butter, granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, baking powder, salt, baking soda, matcha powder, all-purpose flour, powdered sugar.
  • Preparation: Melt butter and mix with sugar. Whisk in eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients, then add sifted flour and matcha powder.
  • Chill Time: Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes to firm up.
  • Baking: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Roll dough into balls, coat with granulated and powdered sugars. Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Serving Suggestion: Cool on a wire rack for 5-7 minutes, then sift powdered sugar on top before serving.
  • Perfect For: A unique and flavorful treat, perfect with tea or as a sweet snack.


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