Sunday, 27 February 2011

Green Tea Cookies

This is the first time I've baked with matcha powder or green tea. (I made these cookies before I made the green tea chocolate bundt cake).  I followed the recipe exactly and I think it has too much tea in it. The tea flavour was very strong and the result was a slightly bitter tasting cookie.  I would probably add a little more sugar and less tea next time.  It was still very nice especially if eaten slowly.  I love the colour of the green tea but they turned a little brown when cooked.  

 adding the green tea powder 

 cookie dough - I really love the colour

 I piped the cookies with a 1M star tip

200g butter
50g icing sugar (add a little more if you prefer your cookies on the sweeter side) 
135g plain flour 
15g green tea powder (I would try using 5-10g instead but if you like strong tea flavour then stick to 15g)
50g cornflour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Preheat oven to 180C. 
  • Beat butter and sugar until creamy. 
  • Add vanilla extract. 
  • Sift in flour, cornflour, green tea powder and mix well until a dough is formed. 
  • Scoop dough into a piping bag and pipe evenly on to a baking tray. 
  • Alternatively drop tablespoonful of dough on to a baking tray.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 13-15 minutes until lightly browned. 


  1. Hii! you're so talented girlie! And these look so amazing! :D Mmmm I love green tea flavored stuff

  2. What a great colour they came out! Shame they were bitter, but like you say, that's easily corrected for next time.

  3. Wow, look at the colour on those! They look so lovely and strong in green tea! :D

  4. i am a big fan of greeen tea and this looks so great! what a fantastic treat!

  5. These look amazing especially with the pipe work you've done. Getting the right amount of matcha is a bit of an art form I think. I had some from Japan which was really strong and you hardly needed any. The one I've got now from a UK company is much milder and I didn't put nearly enough in the swiss roll I recently made.

  6. Oh wow i would love to try these, ive never had green tea in anythnig sweet like this before.

  7. I would LOVE to make a green tea recipe (your biscuits look fantastic even if they came out bitter!), but I don't know where to get inexpensive matcha powder. Any suggestions?

  8. Perfect for St Patricks day!! Love the look of piped biscuits, they are so flash ;0)

  9. @fitforthesoul - thanks :)

    @the caked crusader - yes will definitely change amount next time. I think the problem was my tea is pure and strong and it came from Japan. Perhaps the recipe used weaker commercial tea.

    @Lorraine - thanks. The tea was definitely very strong!

    @letterstobetsy - thanks.

    @choclette - I completely agree with you! Oh well just an excuse to make more :)

    @lot-o-choc - do give it a try and let me know how you get on.

    @xingymingy - I think you can buy them online. There are different grades of tea. I got mine from my dad who went to Japan. If you live in London, you can always check out the Japan centre.

    @chele - thanks. Perhaps I'll make them again for St Patrick's Day!


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