Green Tea Shortbread Cookies


Rich, buttery shortbread with the subtle flavor of green tea. Pairs wonderfully with tea or with ice cream for a dessert! Cookies taste better the next day.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
25 cookies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • ¾ cup white sugar, plus more for topping

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons green tea powder (matcha), or more to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Place a sheet of parchment paper or plastic wrap on a work surface and dust with flour. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Beat butter in a bowl using an electric mixer until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add 3/4 cup sugar and continue beating until mixture is lighter in color, about 2 minutes more.

  3. Mix flour, green tea powder, and salt together in a separate bowl; gradually add to creamed butter mixture, beating on low speed until dough sticks together. Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness on the floured parchment paper; cut into 2-inch cookies or bars. Roll remaining dough and cut into more cookies until all the dough is used. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.

  4. Carefully transfer cookies to the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle sugar over each cookie.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until firm and barely starting to turn golden, about 15 minutes. Cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

125 Calories
8g Fat
14g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 25
Calories 125
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 13mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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