Soft and Fudgy Matcha Crinkle Cookies

Soft matcha cookies with a sweet and crispy exterior and slightly fudgy centre. These crinkle cookies are the perfect balance of sweet and bitter, and the vibrant green makes it perfect for your Christmas baking list!

We’re getting close to Christmas and I still haven’t finished the enormous amounts of baking I had planned. These soft and fudgy matcha crinkle cookies are honestly one of my favourite cookies, and they are PERFECT for the festive season. The vibrant green would match(a) perfectly with the rest of a cookie box, Christmas spread, or just your Christmas spirit! Not only that they are unbelievably easy to make, prep it in 10 minutes, and then bake it in 15!

Matcha Green Tea Crinkle Cookies

What is a crinkle cookie?

If you haven’t had a crinkle cookies you’ve been missing out. These look a lot like the Italian amaretti cookies (and pretty much based off them), but they are slightly different.

Amaretti cookies are made from a base of almond meal and egg whites, rolled in icing sugar and baked to create a slightly cracked, nutty, soft and chewy almond flavoured cookie.

On the other hand these cookies do not contain any almond meal, and are made with plain flour and whole eggs. The only thing that is similar at this point is the method in which you make them; rolling them in sugar before baking to form the beautiful cracks. The change in ingredients bakes a softer, more cake like cookie, with a slightly fudgy centre and a crisp, crumbly exterior.

The best thing about these cookies is the texture. I love the play between soft, fudgy and crisp. And with the addition of green tea what could you hate!

green tea matcha crinkle cookies

Tips on creating the perfect crinkle cookie

There are a couple of things to keep in mind when making crinkle cookies to ensure you get those beautiful cracks and perfect texture.

  1. Freeze your dough

Freezing the rolled balls of dough helps the cookies keep their tall and round shape while also helping the centre stay soft and slightly fudgy while the exterior bakes up crinkled and crisp

2. Rolling the balls in caster sugar

Rolling the cookies in caster sugar helps the icing sugar to stick better, so later when you roll them there will be a nice even coating. Better coating means crisper, better looking cracks

3. Fully coating the balls in icing sugar

Make sure to coat the balls well in icing sugar. Give them a little squeeze with your hands to ensure that there is lots packed on. It’s better to have more on there than less!

Matcha Green Tea Crinkle Cookies

Back with Videos!

If you have been following me this year you would have known about my YouTube channel Catty Cakes! I had fallen off the video bandwagon a couple of months ago after being bogged down with my job and cake orders, but part of my new years resolution is to create fortnightly videos again! With the new year coming up I thought why not start now so here it is. I’ve re-evaluated my style, done some research and upped my editing so I hope that this video helps you create some amazing cookies 🥰

Let’s bake some matcha crinkle cookies!

I hope I solved all your possible questions about theses cookies. If you had anything else you need to know just leave a comment down below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. If you make these cookies make sure to tag me on instagram @catherine.justdessertsau and hashtag #cattycakes so I can find and share your creations. Thank you so much for stopping by and I’ll see you next time! Happy holiday baking!

Matcha Green Tea Crinkle Cookies

Matcha Crinkle Cookie Recipe

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Soft matcha cookies with a sweet and crispy exterior and slightly fudgy centre. These crinkle cookies are the perfect balance of sweet and bitter, and the vibrant green makes it perfect for your Christmas baking list!

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Yields5 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time25 mins

 50 g Sugar (1/4 cup)
 95 g Plain flour (3/4 cup)
 5 g Matcha (2 tsp)
 ½ tsp Baking powder
 30 g Butter, melted (1 tbsp and 1 tsp)
 1 Egg
 Caster/Superfine sugar, for rolling
 Icing/Confectioners sugar, for rolling

1

Add the flour, sugar, matcha powder and baking powder in a mixing bowl, whisk to combine

2

Add the melted butter and egg, mix well with a spatula/wooden spoon

3

Roll into 5 balls and place into the freezer for at least 1 hour

4

Preheat the oven to 180C

5

Remove from freezer and roll each ball in caster (superfine) sugar, followed by icing sugar

6

Place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper or silicone and bake for 15 minutes

7

Remove, cool and enjoy!

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Ingredients

 50 g Sugar (1/4 cup)
 95 g Plain flour (3/4 cup)
 5 g Matcha (2 tsp)
 ½ tsp Baking powder
 30 g Butter, melted (1 tbsp and 1 tsp)
 1 Egg
 Caster/Superfine sugar, for rolling
 Icing/Confectioners sugar, for rolling

Directions

1

Add the flour, sugar, matcha powder and baking powder in a mixing bowl, whisk to combine

2

Add the melted butter and egg, mix well with a spatula/wooden spoon

3

Roll into 5 balls and place into the freezer for at least 1 hour

4

Preheat the oven to 180C

5

Remove from freezer and roll each ball in caster (superfine) sugar, followed by icing sugar

6

Place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper or silicone and bake for 15 minutes

7

Remove, cool and enjoy!

Soft and Fudgy Matcha Crinkle Cookies

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12 Comments

  1. Theresa December 23, 2020 at 5:22 am

    What brand of matcha do you use ?

    Reply
    1. Catherine December 25, 2020 at 11:58 pm

      I use matcha and forest or zen wonders!

      Reply
  2. J D Reynolds January 14, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    For the matcha powder is it a teaspoon or tablespoon. The video show more matcha in the flour.
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Catherine January 16, 2021 at 6:29 am

      2 teaspoons 🙂

      Reply
  3. Anja February 15, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Just made these and they taste SO good! And super easy to make. I was wondering if it would be okay to leave out the outer sugar coat if I wanted to make them less sweet or if that is essential? Thank you so much for this recipe, I’ll surely make these many more times 🙂

    Reply
    1. Catherine February 16, 2021 at 6:21 am

      Hi Anja,
      So happy you liked the recipe! You can do it without the sugar coating, but then it won’t have the crinkle effect. Still delicious though!

      Reply
  4. Michelle April 8, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Rated 5 out of 5

    So quick and easy, and it was an absolute hit in my household! I would love to make a bigger batch– I’m not a rocket scientist, but I’m assuming just double up on everything for a double batch, correct? Unless you have any other tips.

    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe…

    Reply
    1. Catherine April 9, 2021 at 12:02 pm

      Hi Michelle, that’s right! Just double the recipe and follow the steps as normal. So happy you all liked the recipe 🥰

      Reply
  5. Meizhen Lu April 11, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    Rated 5 out of 5

    I love matcha but is there a way to make the cookie dont look crinkle?

    Is it a must to freeze the cookie dough? can i just refrigerate it overnight?

    Reply
    1. Catherine April 12, 2021 at 10:06 pm

      Hi Meizhen, Unfortunately not 🙁 But you can make the crinkles less noticeable by not rolling the cookie in sugar!

      Reply
  6. Alexis April 13, 2021 at 9:37 am

    Just a quick question, salted or unsalted butter? And is there any difference if I use the other?

    Reply
    1. Catherine April 15, 2021 at 11:34 am

      Hi Alexis, I would use unsalted, but there isn’t a big difference if you use salted, it will just be less sweet!

      Reply

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