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Chef Yoshimi Daido's Matcha Cookie Recipe







These Matcha Cookies Are as Delicious as they are (almost!) Nutritious!

Matcha is finely ground green tea leaves which are specially treated during the harvest process. Because the entire tea leaf is consumed, it's a more potent source of nutrients than traditional steeped green tea. When buying matcha, spend the extra money to get a high quality product. With the rise in popularity, too many low quality options are on the market resulting in a less intense flavour and fewer nutritional benefits.

This earthy, slightly sweet, tea flavoured butter cookie is divine. We recommend baking up a couple batches (wink, wink).


Created by Chef Yoshimi Daido with The Chef & The Dish

Makes 30 cookies


Butter (room temperature) - 7-1/2 Tbsp

Sugar - 1/3 cup

Egg Yolk - 1

Flour - 1 cup

Green Tea Powder (Matcha) - 1-1/2 Tbsp


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk butter and sugar, add egg yolk and whisk again to fully incorporate

  • In a separate bowl, mix flour and green tea powder, add it to the wet ingredients and mix well

  • Place your dough in plastic wrap, and use the wrap to help form a cylinder log (for round cookies) or square log (for square cookies)

  • Put in freezer for about 30 minutes

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 F°

  • Remove your dough from the freezer, and slice dough into 7mm slices to form thin cookies

  • Cover baking sheet with parchment paper, place cookies on parchment, and bake for 12-15 minutes.

  • Once baked, transfer the paper with cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.


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