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matcha shortbread cookies on a wire rack

Matcha Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookies with a fun twist - matcha powder! These Matcha Shortbread Cookies are buttery and delicious, vibrant green, and have a wonderful unique flavour thanks to the matcha powder.
Course cookies
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 82kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons matcha powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine grain salt
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature


  • In a medium-sized bowl, sift the flour, matcha powder, and salt together. 
  • Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and powdered sugar together until light and fluffy. 
  • Add the flour mixture, and mix together on low speed until combined. The mixture will be crumbly, but should hold together if you squeeze it in your hand.
  • Lightly dust your counter top with flour, and turn the matcha short bread out of the bowl. 
  • Gather into a flat disc (if you're rolling and cutting) or form into a log (if you're slicing). Wrap with plastic wrap, and place in the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes. 
  • When you're ready to bake, preheat the oven to 325°F / 170°C. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  • Roll the chilled dough to 1/4-inch thick, and use cookie cutters to cut into shapes. Alternatively, slice the log into 1/4-inch slices. 
  • Transfer the cookies to the prepared baking sheets, and place into the pre-heated oven. 
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes (depending on the size of your cookies) until they are just beginning to turn brown around the edges. 
  • Transfer to a wire wrack to cool completely, and serve with a nice cup of tea. 


  • Note: nutrition calculations are an estimate only
  • If you want to prepare the cookies in advance, they can be kept in an airtight container for one week, or in the freezer for about one month.
  • Dough can be chilled overnight, just let it come to room temperature for about an hour before rolling. 


Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 8mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.5mg