Matcha Green Tea Snowballs

Course: Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Asian, North American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 150
Author: Lord Byron's Kitchen
If you love the alluring sweet and aromatic taste of green tea, you'll fall in love with these soft, slightly sweet Matcha Green Tea Snowballs!
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  • 1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons matcha powder
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with a silicone liner or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Using a hand-held mixer, blend together the brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and salt. Mix into the butter mixture.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, and matcha powder. Mix until just incorporated. Do not over mix.
  • Use a small cookie scoop, about 1 tablespoon in size, to scoop the cookie batter into even portions. Roll into balls and roll into the confectioner's sugar until well coated.
  • Place the dough on the baking sheet, about 1 inch apart. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately transfer to a wire cooling rack to completely cool.


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.8mg