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Matcha Butter Cookies

Matcha butter cookies are a unique and flavorful treat that can be made with extremely simple ingredients. They will offer a fall-out-of-your-mouth experience, leaving you craving for more

Matcha Butter Cookies are a delicious, gluten-free cookie that uses almond flour and matcha powder. The cookies are soft, fluffy, and very flavorful. Read more in detail here: almond matcha cookies.

If you like matcha, you’ll enjoy these Cookies with Matcha Butter. These cookies have a crisp texture, a soft crumb, and a strong matcha taste. So tasty and simple to prepare.


Butter cookies are a timeless favorite, and I’ll teach you how to create Matcha Butter Cookies today. These butter cookies are crisp and tasty, with a lot of butter taste, an unique earthy matcha flavor, and a melt-in-your-mouth softness. They’re light and not too sweet, so you’ll keep going back for more.


Selecting the Best Matcha

Some of you may be perplexed by the distinction between green tea and matcha. Matcha is not to be confused with the green tea you could have at home or at Japanese restaurants. The names are a little misleading since green tea and matcha are often used interchangeably, but they aren’t exactly the same. Both matcha and green tea are made from the same camellia sinensis plant, although they are produced and processed differently.

Matcha is a powder derived from entire green tea leaves that have been finely ground. Matcha contains substantially more ingredients and a richer taste than green tea since the whole leaf is powdered and consumed rather than simply water absorbed through the tea leaves. Furthermore, since matcha is created from shade-grown tea leaves, you cannot ground normal green tea to make it. The leaves of normal green tea are left in the sun to be processed. Matcha bushes, on the other hand, are kept underneath to enhance the amount of chlorophyll and amino acids in the leaves. Matcha has a considerably stronger taste than green tea because of this.

Please keep in mind that matcha is available in two grades: ceremonial and culinary. Matcha of ceremonial grade is regarded to be of superior quality and should be consumed. In the meanwhile, the culinary-grade powder is designed for baking and frying.

matcha butter cookies


Tips for Baking

  • Use butter that is at room temperature. It refers to butter that is soft and flexible yet still chilly to the touch. When you push with your finger, there should be an imprint.
  • Make sure you use the right amount of flour. The most frequent error is using too much flour in a recipe. Using a scale is the best and most convenient method to measure flour. If you insist on using volume measurements, make sure the flour is fluffed before spooning it into your measuring cup. After that, level it with a knife.
  • If your dough is too stiff, add extra milk. For butter cookies, the appropriate consistency of cookie dough is critical since it must be creamy enough to pipe. I feel that the recipe proportions are ideal for me, but if your dough is too stiff to pipe, try adding a teaspoon of milk.
  • Instead of making giant cookies, make little ones. The cookies will need to bake for less or more time depending on how little or huge your swirls are.
  • To make the cookies, use a cookie press. If you’re not sure about your piping skills, you may form these cookies using a cookie press instead.

matcha butter cookies


Additional Cookie Recipes

Check out these cookie recipes while you’re here!


40-45 cookies per batch

Matcha Butter Cookies

If you like matcha, you’ll enjoy these Matcha Butter Cookies. These cookies have a crisp texture, a soft crumb, and a strong matcha taste.

15-minute prep time

Time to cook: 17 minutes

17-minute total time


  • a half-cup of unsalted butter (113 gr)
  • a half-cup of confectioner’s sugar (65 gr)
  • 1 yolk of an egg
  • a half teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 pound of cake flour (125 gr)
  • a quarter cup of cornstarch (30 gr)
  • 1 tbsp powdered matcha
  • a half teaspoon of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 340 degrees Fahrenheit/170 degrees Celsius and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Combine butter and confectioners sugar in a mixer or with a spatula until smooth. Combine the egg yolk and vanilla essence in a mixing bowl. Mix until everything is properly blended.
  3. Mix together the cake flour, cornstarch, matcha powder, and salt in a sifter. Mix with a spatula until everything is fully combined.
  4. Fill the piping bag with your star piping tip. Fill the piping bag halfway with dough and attempt piping on the prepared baking sheet. Transfer the dough back to the mixing bowl and add 1 tsp milk if the dough is too thick to pipe. If the dough is creamy enough to pipe, continue piping swirls on the baking sheet, spacing them 2-inches apart. (*for a visual guide, view the video)
  5. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until light golden around the edges.
  6. Remove the cookies from the oven and place them on a wire rack to cool fully.


With this recipe, you’ll have crisp and delicate cookies in no time. If you want chewier cookies, use the same quantity of all-purpose flour as cake flour and cornstarch.

If you’re going to use volume measurement, be sure you measure the flour accurately. If you use too much flour, the cookies will be difficult to pipe. Scoop the flour into the measuring cup with a spoon. Then, using a knife or other straight-edged object, level the top.

Have you tried this recipe yet?

Please give it a five-star rating or write a review in the comments area and tag it on Instagram. This offers both myself and other readers with useful comments. Have fun in the kitchen!

A Japanese matcha cookie is a type of cookie that is made with green tea powder. They are often served at tea ceremonies, and they usually contain butter, sugar, flour, eggs, and baking soda. Reference: japanese matcha cookies.

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