Matcha Tea Christmas Cookies Recipe
Matcha green tea powder is perfect for baking festive Christmas cookies. Matcha adds a deep green color and rich, delightful flavor to your Christmas baking!
Matcha is incredibly popular for its health benefits and as a gourmet addition to both sweet and savory cuisine. Its earthy flavor and aroma lend a subtle nuance to a variety of recipes.
Matcha Christmas Cookies Recipe
These delicate, buttery Christmas cookies with their not-to-sweet nature will complement a glass of milk or a cup of tea equally well. Soft and chewy sugar cookies are gently flavored with matcha powder. Important: Use a pure matcha powder like the ones we offer, not matcha that is mixed with sugar or powdered milk.
- 1/2 cup softened, unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoon matcha powder
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- Granulated sugar, for rolling
Cream together softened butter, sugar and matcha until smooth, about 3 minutes in a mixer, more if by hand. Add egg and mix until incorporated. Scrape down bowl as needed to ensure thorough mixing.
In a separate medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Add these dry ingredients to the cream mixture. Mix until dough forms. Scrape down bowl as needed. Do not overmix.
Cover and refrigerate the dough for a few hours, or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Use a 1 1/2 tablespoon scoop to roll dough into a ball and coat with granulated sugar. Place cookies two inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Bake 13-15 minutes. Allow your Christmas cookies to rest on the baking sheet for 3-5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Enjoy!
Do you love matcha? Try other ways to add matcha to your food.