Tea Recipe: Matcha Shortbread Cookies

Posted by Path of Cha on

These matcha shortbread cookies are very simple to make, using ingredients that many might already have on hand. The best part is a little matcha goes a long way! The following recipe yields 20 cookies and you will only need about 2 tablespoons of matcha powder. 


What you will need:

  • 240 g (2 cups) all-purpose flour 
  • 15 g (2 1/2 tbsp) organic culinary-grade matcha powder
  • 170 g (3/4 cups) unsalted butter, softened
  • 130 g (1 cup) confectioners’ sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 egg yolks

*You may also choose to add 1/4 cup crushed almonds or 1 tbsp black sesame seeds for extra taste and texture


  • In a mixing bowl, mix together the butter and confectioner's sugar with a spatula. Add the egg yolk and mix it in thoroughly
  • In another bowl, combine the flour, matcha, (sesame/almonds), and stir with a whisk until combined without any lumps. Add to the first bowl and stir it until the mixture comes together and forms a ball, without overworking the dough. Roll into a log shape about 1 1/2-inch in width. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the freezer to firm up for 40 minutes 
  • Preheat the oven to 360° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a sharp knife, cut the log into 2/5-inch slices and arrange on the prepared baking sheet; the cookies will spread just a bit
  • Bake the cookies in the oven for approximately 11 minutes (or until they begin to turn golden). Let rest for about 5 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a rack to cool completely


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