Matcha Meltaways
Recipe type: High Altitude Baking
A matcha green tea version of the popular meltaway or wedding cookie style butter cookies.
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons matcha green tea powder
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup (3 oz) ground almonds
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tablespoon matcha green tea powder
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the salt, matcha green tea powder, and vanilla.
  3. Beat in the flour and ground almonds until a dough forms.
  4. Wrap the dough in plastic and chill for 1-2 hours until firm enough to handle.
  5. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  6. Roll the dough into 1" balls and place 2" apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.
  7. Bake for about 13-15 minutes, or until the edges are just slightly golden brown.
  8. Cool completely on wire racks.
  9. Combine the powdered sugar and matcha green tea powder.
  10. Roll each cookie in the powdered sugar mixture.
  11. Makes about 2½ dozen cookies.
Recipe by High Altitude Bakes at