Matcha cookies are a delicious and easy way to enjoy the flavor of matcha. They are soft, chewy, and have a subtle green tint from the matcha powder. These cookies are perfect for a snack, dessert, or to give as a gift.

Ingredients for making matcha cookies

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons matcha powder
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Steps to make matcha cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  6. Stir in the matcha powder and chocolate chips (if using).
  7. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  9. Let cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • For a chewier cookie, chill the dough for at least 30 minutes before baking.
  • Use high-quality matcha powder for the best flavor.
  • If you don’t have chocolate chips, you can use other add-ins, such as nuts, dried fruit, or candy.