Green Tea Meringue Cookies


A matcha-flavored macaron meringue cookie with chocolate filling.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
12 cookies


Cookie Batter:

  • ¾ cup powdered sugar

  • cup green tea powder (matcha)

  • ½ teaspoon blue food coloring powder (Optional)

  • 2 egg whites, at room temperature

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • cup chopped dark chocolate

  • 6 tablespoons butter, at room temperature

  • cup powdered sugar


  1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Don't use waxed paper.

  2. Mix powdered sugar, matcha powder, and food coloring in a medium bowl. Sift mixture into another bowl and set aside.

  3. Beat egg whites and salt in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl using an electric mixer until medium peaks form. Sprinkle in white sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Mix in the matcha sugar until just combined; no color ribbons should remain.

  4. Scoop some batter into a piping bag fitted with a medium round tip. Pipe out 1-inch cookies about 1 inch apart onto the prepared baking sheets. Let sit until dry, 1 to 2 hours.

  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  6. Bake cookies in the preheated oven until set, 5 to 10 minutes, watching that they do not brown too much.

  7. Place chocolate in a dry glass bowl set over a pot of simmering water. Stir frequently, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, until chocolate is melted, about 5 minutes.

  8. Beat butter in a bowl using an electric mixer until creamy. Add the melted chocolate and mix in powdered sugar. Sandwich a portion of this ganache filling between pairs of cookies.

Cook's Note:

Use your favorite chocolate bar or chips; either works.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

157 Calories
7g Fat
22g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 157
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 148mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 11mg 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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