Matcha Tea Biscuits

From Martha Stewart Makes Cookies iPad app.

Read about my experience making these here.

Makes: 3 dozenSweet matcha is carried at many specialty food stores and some supermarkets. If you can’t find it, combine one-third of a cup of sugar with two tablespoons regular matcha or finely ground green tea leaves. The sturdy cookies make stylish gifts for tea-lovers and anyone who appreciates something new and unexpected.


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
teaspoon salt
1 large egg, lightly beaten
cup sweet matcha
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ cup neutral-tasting oil, such as safflower
cup blanched almonds, lightly toasted and coarsely chopped
cup candied ginger, finely diced
Sugar, for sprinkling


1. Preheat oven to 325°. Whisk to combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk egg, matcha, and vanilla until smooth. Slowly pour oil into egg mixture, whisking constantly until incorporated. Add flour mixture and stir until smooth; mix in almonds and ginger. Chill 30 minutes.

2. Divide dough into thirds, and shape each into a log, 1½ inches wide by 6 inches long. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, spacing 3 inches apart. Bake, rotating sheet halfway through, until center is firm and bottom edges are slightly golden, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle about 1 tablespoon sugar evenly over logs. Let cool on sheets 15 minutes, then cut into ½-inch-thick slices using a serrated knife.

3. Arrange slices on parchment-lined baking sheets, cut side down, and sprinkle evenly with about 2 teaspoons more sugar. Bake until firm in center, 6 to 8 minutes. Let cookies cool on baking sheet on a wire rack, 5 minutes. Flip cookies, and sprinkle evenly with about 2 teaspoons more sugar. Return to oven, and bake until slightly browned on edges, about 6 minutes more. Let cool completely on sheets on a wire rack. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 2 weeks.

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  1. Pingback: Recipe 66: Matcha Tea Biscuits | Nate Makes Cookies

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