Matcha green tea soft & chewy cookies – Country Ma’am style

Have you ever bought a pack of cookies or some other food and thought to yourself, I can make this, possibly even better?

Country Ma’am’s matcha soft cookies is a pre-packaged cookie brand that’s very popular in Japan and I’ve even bought them from a Japanese grocery store in Melbourne. As it’s pre-packaged, you’d need to heat it slightly in the microwave to melt the choc chips inside and make it warm and soft all the way through. It’s quite a delicious cookie that goes very well with a cup of hot green tea. It wasn’t a cheap pack of cookies either mind you so when I came across a recipe by Ochikeron on Youtube, the light bulb in my head suddenly switched on.

“This looks exactly like the Country Ma’am cookies I had the other day!” I thought to myself and when I made it, it turned out just like it, except even better as it was warm and fresh.

I had a great quality matcha powder at home which made it taste fantastic. I think the greater the quality of matcha powder you use, the better these cookies will taste. Good quality powder should look very green, not yellow. It does use quite a bit of powder though (this recipe took out almost half of the small tin it came in, ouch) but was seriously worth it. Just buy more matcha I say!

This is a very easy recipe and I followed it pretty much exactly since there wasn’t much I needed to change. It can easily be adapted to make other flavours as well which I think I will do soon. They are that good.

Hope you like them too! Remember, eat them hot or heat them up about 10-15 seconds in the microwave and then consume to your heart’s content. 😉 Warning, they are addictive. Very addictive.

Question time: Do you generally like to eat soft centred cookies or the harder variety? Do you own matcha powder at home and do you like eating green tea flavoured treats?

Matcha green tea soft & chewy cookies - Country Ma'am style
Yields 24
A soft and chewy green tea flavoured cookie with choc chips that will make you reach for them time and time again. Seriously addictive. You have been warned.
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Prep Time
50 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
50 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 100g unsalted butter, room temperature
  2. 50g brown sugar
  3. 1 egg
  4. vanilla extract
  5. 160g plain (all purpose) flour
  6. 2 tbsp matcha green tea powder (good quality)
  7. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  8. 24 pieces white choc chips (about 40g)
  9. 24 pieces dark choc chips (about 40g)
Instructions
  1. Cream the butter in a medium bowl until smooth
  2. Add in sugar and mix well with a balloon whisk
  3. Crack the egg into the bowl along with a dash of vanilla extra and mix well again
  4. Sift the baking powder, flour and matcha powder into the bowl
  5. Mix until combined thoroughly, the consistency should be thick and slightly sticky
  6. Put on a piece of plastic wrap, mold into a long strip and wrap up
  7. Leave dough in the fridge for about half an hour or until set
  8. Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees celcius
  9. Take the dough of the fridge and cut into 24 even portions
  10. Put one of each choc chip into the centre of the dough and roll it into a ball, then flatten slightly in the centre with your finger
  11. Line a tray with foil (you don't need to oil it as it won't stick) and lay out the dough
  12. Cook in the pre-heated oven for about 10-12 minutes
  13. Cool on a cooling rack slightly before consuming
Notes
  1. This recipe is easy to adapt, such as swapping the matcha powder for cocoa powder and swapping the chocolate chips for Reeses Pieces for a peanuty treat or mixing in shredded coconut.
  2. These cookies are great at room temperature or if you like the choc chips melted, heat in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds and then consume.
  3. You will be getting requests by your family and friends after they try it so I suggest you stock up on matcha powder and make a few batches.
Adapted from Ochikeron
Adapted from Ochikeron
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7 comments… add one
  • Johanna @ Green Gourmet Giraffe April 29, 2015, 11:27 am

    how gorgeous is that green colour – I bought matcha powder but it was a sort of murky green and never enthused me – so when I see this colour I think maybe I need to try another tub that might inspire me. They sound great

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    • Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake April 29, 2015, 9:26 pm

      Yes the quality of the matcha powder really makes a difference! The flavour will burst in your mouth. 🙂

      Reply
  • Amani November 7, 2016, 12:49 pm

    just wanted to clarify. is the sugar really 50g only? just thought it might lack the taste for sweetness

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  • Yun Hui December 26, 2016, 2:32 pm

    Hi, may i know where you buy your matcha powder from?

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    • Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake December 26, 2016, 3:38 pm

      Hi Yun Hui,

      The particular brand you see in the photo was actually from Japan, I got it at a teahouse in Tokyo. You can use any good quality matcha powder to make these cookies as long as it’s fresh.

      Reply
  • Minh May 25, 2017, 6:17 am

    if I replace choc chips with nuts will the cookies still be chewy? thanksss

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    • Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake May 25, 2017, 9:08 am

      Yes I believe so, the chewiness mostly comes from the batter itself. These cookies are still chewy when they’re cold and by then the chocolate have hardened anyway.

      Reply

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