Green Tea Cookies

I’ve been on a bit of a cookie kick around here lately, especially after discovering my new favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and proceeding to make batch after batch. But today, at the request of my sister, I’ve baked up a lighter cookie that I think goes very nicely with a hot cup of tea. I can’t take credit for the idea of incorporating green tea into a cookie though, that has my sister written all over it. She loves tea, so when she asked me to make these for her, of course I couldn’t say no. It was a little tricky finding powdered green tea, or matcha powder, but I finally located a small tin in the natural food section at the grocery store made by the brand Teas’ Tea. Although it was a bit on the pricey side, a little bit goes a long way…and I’m definitely looking forward to experimenting with some green tea icing with what I have left over, and perhaps even trying my hand at a homemade green tea frappuccino. I hope you enjoy these delightfully buttery cookies, and have a wonderful week!

Slightly adapted from The Cookiepedia by Stacy Adimando.

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp powdered green tea
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 cups flour

In a large bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer, whisk together the powdered sugar and powdered green tea. Add in the butter, beating on low speed until smooth and uniformly green in color. Add in the egg yolks one at a time, beating until combined. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture half at a time until combined and the dough comes together. Form the dough into a ball using your hands, and then press slightly to form the ball into a disc. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill 30 minutes to an hour.

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. On a floured surface, roll the dough out to about 1/2″ thickness. Cut out cookies using your favourite cookie cutter. Place the cookies on the parchment-lined sheet and bake 12-14 minutes or just until beginning to brown. Cool on a wire rack. Makes about 2 dozen cookies, depending on the size of the cookie cutter that you use.

7 Responses to “Green Tea Cookies”

  1. 1 Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?! Says:
    May 14th, 2013 at 10:40 am

    How unique! I love green tea so I’m SURE I would love these cookies too! I love the cookie cutter shape you chose.

  2. 2 Crystal Says:
    May 14th, 2013 at 10:53 am

    These are so cute and look delish! I love green tea, I might have to try these out!

  3. 3 nessa Says:
    May 14th, 2013 at 11:10 am

    I obsess over green tea. Can’t wait to try these!

  4. 4 Meg Says:
    May 14th, 2013 at 11:41 am

    I can’t wait to try these! Raspberry green tea smoothies are awesome, so I’m thinking maybe of trying like a thumbprint cookie with raspberry jam.

  5. 5 stephchows Says:
    May 14th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I love that the green doesn’t come from food coloring! I’d love to give these a bite!

  6. 6 Janet Says:
    May 15th, 2013 at 1:31 am

    These look great – I just saw Sweet Dani B’s green tea cookies she posted earlier and love that they are catching on. I love green tea and I love cookies – So this is a perfect pairing!

  7. 7 Aimee @ Simple Bites Says:
    May 16th, 2013 at 8:34 am

    I love the color on these, Tracy! Mine always go a little brown around the edges but yours look perfect.

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