Monday, April 14, 2008

Green Tea Oatmeal Sugar Cookies

I have probably made cookies from scratch only once or twice in my life so I decided I would give it another try (I am glad I did). For my experiment, I took a sugar cookie recipe and modified it. I replaced some of the flour with oatmeal and green tea power. I also cut down on the sugar because most cookie recipes I have seen are too sweet for my taste. So without further ado, here is the recipe with photos of the process.

Green Tea Oatmeal Sugar Cookies

½ cup butter, room temperature
1 cup cane sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp green tea powder
½ cup oatmeal (I used plain instant oatmeal)
¾ tsp baking soda
¾ tsp salt
raisins for garnish

Preheat oven to 375ºF. In a large bowl, mix butter and sugar together. Beat in eggs and then vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix: flour, green tea powder, oatmeal, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir until dry ingredients appear wet.

Prepare dough into 1 to 1½ inches balls and place onto baking sheet.
Press a raisin (or other dried fruits) on top. Leave about 2 inches between cookies. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges of the cookies are lightly browned.

Immediately after removal from the oven, sprinkle some cane sugar on top for a little sparkle (haha). Allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely and then store in an airtight container.

Makes about 18 cookies (about 2½ to 3 inch diameter)



  1. Anonymous13:54

    Looks yummy!
    -- Cookie Monster

  2. i've been thinking alot about green tea recently and somehow craving green tea buttercream. but before that, i think i'll have a go at your recipe! sounds like the perfect tea break treat.

  3. Anonymous04:36

    Looks good! Where did you get the green tea powder?

  4. I found my green tea powder at an Asian food store. Although the powder I used were in packets (Ten Ren brand...they have an online store at, I believe they come in bulk too. Good luck finding them!

  5. I suggest dunking these cookies in hot chrysanthemum tea or (soy) milk:)

  6. Green tea sugar cookies sound good. At first I though those were umeboshi on top. That would have been even more interesting.

  7. Good suggestion Kevin. I will keep that in mind next time!

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