Active Time
30 MIN
Total Time
1 HR
Serves : Makes 24 cookies
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How to Make It

Step 1    

In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt and cardamom. In another bowl, whisk the granulated sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla and almond extracts. In a small bowl, stir 2 tablespoons of the matcha powder with 2 tablespoons of water, then stir into the wet ingredients. Stir the wet ingredients into the flour mixture just until combined.

Step 2    

Using a 1-ounce ice cream scoop or 2 tablespoons, scoop 1-inch balls of dough at least 
2 inches apart onto 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.

Step 3    

Preheat the oven to 350°. Bake the cookies for about 
10 minutes, until set at the edges and very lightly browned on the bottoms. Let the cookies cool for 10 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

Step 4    

Arrange the cookies on 1 baking sheet. In a sieve, combine the confectioners’ sugar with the remaining 1 teaspoon of matcha. Dust over the cookies and serve.

Make Ahead

The cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Dust with the matcha sugar before serving.


The powdered green tea Matcha is available at health food stores and at Asian markets and many Whole Foods markets.

Aggregate Rating value: 3

Review Count: 3

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: lbarkhorn

Review Body: These are delicious.  I add more cardamom to the recipe b/c I like the flavor and also I added sugar to the top - for Christmas I colored the sugar red which was festive.  It's important to know these are cakes not cookies so be prepared for that texture. Do not overcook - very slightly browned is all that should be on the bottom or they will be dry!

Review Rating: 4

Date Published: 2016-12-26

Author Name: ManuelMoreira

Review Body: I'm not a tea lover but I do am a cookier lover and I like these

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Date Published: 2017-05-13

Author Name: Shahde_Cooper

Review Body: Hi there. I would like to use a wholewheat flour in replacement for the all-purpose flour you've written in your recipe. Would this be okay to use?

Review Rating: 4

Date Published: 2016-07-08

Author Name: @GreenWrench

Review Body: I'm not sure how Matcha tea taste like because I've never tasted anything like this before. The cookie color is not quite enticing for me but I would still give this a try.

Review Rating: 2

Date Published: 2016-07-08