Matcha Crinkle Cookies

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Matcha Crinkle Cookies (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
(Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Green tea lovers with a sweet tooth rejoice! Matcha crinkle cookies bring all the flavor of green tea into a soft chewy cookie that’s perfect for dessert or an on-the-go snack. The lightly sweet yet grassy flavor of green tea matcha really comes through when you bite into this cookie. They’re simply delicious.

 

My matcha crinkle cookie recipe turns out soft, chewy, cake-like morsels of goodness on the inside, and get their beautiful crinkle top by rolling them in two sugars, which then cracks apart while baking, for a beautiful looking cookie fresh out of the oven.

 

This matcha green tea cookie dough is so simple to make in just a few minutes, you’ll wonder why you haven’t made them before!

Matcha Crinkle Cookies (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
(Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Matcha Cookies Ingredients

1 c all-purpose flour, sifted

1 Tbsp green tea matcha powder

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 c unsalted butter, softened

2/3 c granulated sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 large eggs

1/3 c white chocolate chips (optional)

1/3 c granulated sugar (for rolling)

1/3 c powdered sugar (for rolling)

 

How To Make Matcha Crinkle Cookies

In a bowl, stir together flour, matcha powder, and baking powder.

Matcha Crinkle Cookies (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
(Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Using a stand mixer or an electric hand mixer, cream butter and sugar on high speed for three minutes. Then, add vanilla extract and eggs and mix until all ingredients are incorporated together. You may need to scrape down the side of the bowl with a rubber spatula.

Matcha Crinkle Cookies (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
(Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Next, add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir just until smooth…or until it resembles the bright green color of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.

 

Matcha Crinkle Cookies (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
(Photo by Viana Boenzli)

If adding white chocolate chips, stir them in at this time.

 

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for one hour.

 

Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare two bowls – one with granulated sugar and one with powdered sugar. Once the dough has chilled, scoop out spoonfuls and roll into 1″ balls (it will still be a bit sticky and that’s okay). Roll dough balls first in granulated sugar and then in powdered sugar.

Matcha Crinkle Cookies (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
(Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes.

Matcha Crinkle Cookies (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
(Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Let cool slightly and enjoy!

FB - Matcha Crinkle CookiesWhat Is Matcha?

Matcha powder is made from a specific type of green tea leaf that is grown in the shade and then ground into a fine powder.

 

Does Matcha Powder Have Caffeine?

Yes! As matcha is made from whole tea leaves ground into a powder, it actually has a high concentration of caffeine, as much as a cup of coffee.

 

Where Can I Buy Matcha Powder?

You can find culinary grade matcha powder at your local grocery store or purchase it online (this is the matcha powder I use).

 

Other Uses For Matcha Powder

  • Add it to other baked goods for a green tea flavor and beautiful color boost
  • Brew up a cup of matcha tea
  • Make homemade matcha pasta
  • Include it in a green smoothie
  • Sprinkle on popcorn
  • Stir some matcha powder into your oatmeal for breakfast
  • Whisk into a vinaigrette salad dressing
  • Sprinkle over a salad or baked treat
Matcha Crinkle Cookies (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
(Photo by Viana Boenzli)

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Matcha Crinkle Cookies (Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Matcha Crinkle Cookies

Green tea lovers with a sweet tooth rejoice! Matcha crinkle cookies bring all the flavor of green tea into a soft chewy cookie that's perfect for dessert or an on-the-go snack. The lightly sweet yet grassy flavor of green tea matcha really comes through when you bite into this cookie. They're simply delicious.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Chilling Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Servings 16 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 c all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 Tbsp green tea matcha powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 c unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 c granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 c white chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1/3 c granulated sugar (for rolling)
  • 1/3 c powdered sugar (for rolling)

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, stir together flour, matcha powder, and baking powder.
  • Using a stand mixer or an electric hand mixer, cream together butter and sugar on high speed for three minutes.
  • Then, add vanilla extract and eggs and mix together until all ingredients are incorporated together. You may need to scrape down the side of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
  • Next, add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir just until smooth.
  • If adding white chocolate chips, stir them in at this time.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare two bowls – one with granulated sugar and one with powdered sugar.
  • Once the dough has chilled, scoop out spoonfuls and roll into 1″ balls (it will still be a bit sticky and that’s okay).
  • Roll dough balls first in granulated sugar and then in powdered sugar.
  • Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly and enjoy!

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