How to make matcha cookies

First of all, what is matcha?
Matcha is simply, pure high-quality green tea that has been ground into a fine powder.
The nice thing about matcha is that you get all the good nutrients because you eat/drink the whole leaf. Unlike when you brew tea leaves and only ingest what is extracted from the leaves into the water, you therefore drink the leaves when you drink a cup of matcha.
That's why our biscuits are very green! We have made our matcha biscuits with the base as a regular shortbread.


  • 300 g flour
  • 1-2 tablespoons matcha
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 100 g of sugar
  • 225 g butter, room temperature (you can also use margarine)

This makes about 12 biscuits.


  1. Use a food processor and beat together the sugar and butter until it is a firm mass
  2. Add flour, matcha , lemon zest and salt. Mix until it becomes a dough.
  3. Place the dough like a square sausage on a large piece of plastic wrap and wrap it up.
  4. Feel free to shape the dough so that it is smooth and nice inside the foil.
  5. Leave it in the fridge for 30 minutes.

    Preheat the oven to 190°C.
  6. Remove the plastic foil and cut slices of the dough that are just under 1 cm thick
  7. Place the slices on baking paper at about 5 cm intervals on a baking tray
  8. Bake for about 12 minutes, until the edges are brown
  9. Cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes, before transferring them to a wire rack and cooling at room temperature.

Feel free to make icing with a teaspoon of matcha and 50/50 lemon/water!

Here you buy matcha