Matcha Turtle Cookies

Matcha is great for hot and cold beverages, but also for creating many other tasty treats! It can be consumed in so many ways, at any time of the day, and shared with family and friends.

Matcha has recently become a sought after ingredient in recipes due to its unique flavor, vibrant green hue, and abundant nutritional benefits. One way of getting the most from Matcha is by simply adding a tablespoon of Aiya’s Cooking Grade or Organic Cooking Grade in your favorite foods and recipes. Our Cooking Grade Matcha is exceptionally versatile and specially blended to specifically be used as an ingredient alongside distinguished aromas and flavors, further transforming your favorite recipe into a palate pleaser.

Try our Matcha Turtle Cookies Recipe. The average sugar cookie gets a flavor enhancement from the earthy tones of the Matcha. Plus, imagine the fun you’ll have creating these cute turtle-shaped cookies with arms, legs, heads and even eyes! The natural green color from the Matcha almost makes the turtles come to life!

These adorable turtle cookies are perfect treats for holidays (think St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, even Christmas!), special events, or just as tasty snacks for the whole family. Enjoy!

Makes 18-22 cookies.

An original recipe prepared for us by @samanthachiu.


    • 2 cups flour
    • 1 cup butter
    • ½ cup sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 Tbsp Aiya Cooking Grade Matcha


    1. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
    2. Stir in vanilla and Aiya Cooking Grade Matcha.
    3. Add flour and mix well.
    4. Take ¾ of cookie dough and form into balls on baking sheet approximately 2-3 inches apart.
    5. Use a fork and gently press onto cookie dough diagonally left and right.
    6. Take remaining ¼ cookie dough and roll small balls to form arms, legs and heads.
    7. Take a toothpick to make eyes on all turtle heads.
    8. Preheat oven to 350º F (150º C) and bake for 10-12 min or until the edges are lightly brown.
    9. Cool cookies on the baking sheet for 2 to 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!



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