Bready or Not Original: Matcha Cheesecake Cookies

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in Blog, Bready or Not, cookies | Comments Off on Bready or Not Original: Matcha Cheesecake Cookies

The green tea theme continues to celebrate the release of Call of Fire! This is a fully original recipe: Matcha Cheesecake Cookies.

Bready or Not Original: Matcha Cheesecake Cookies

The Cheesecake Bars from last week were such a hit, I decided to grab my old Philly Chippers recipe and revamp it with matcha.

Bready or Not Original: Matcha Cheesecake Cookies

The result? Rich, luscious cookies that worked well with the fresh taste of green tea! Weirdly enough, the green color ended up faint again. I’m sure there’s a scientific reason for that, but for now, it remains a mystery.

Bready or Not Original: Matcha Cheesecake Cookies

This dough is great to work with. It doesn’t require any time to chill after everything is mixed together. Just make dough balls and start baking!

Bready or Not Original: Matcha Cheesecake Cookies

Since the cookies are already quite rich, I don’t recommend adding white chocolate to these. Instead, perhaps try some nuts like pecans for a nice complementary flavor and texture.

Or just eat’em plain. They are delicious with the recipe as-is!

Bready or Not Original: Matcha Cheesecake Cookies

Bready or Not Original: Matcha Cheesecake Cookies

This Bready or Not Original creates thick, rich cookies with the fresh flavor of matcha.

  • 1 cup butter (two cubes), softened
  • 1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 Tb matcha powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350-degrees.

Cream together the butter, cream cheese, and sugars. Add the egg and vanilla and mix well. Sift dry ingredients together and slowly incorporate them with the wet ingredients.

Use a tablespoon scoop to transfer dough to a cookie sheet. The dough will not spread much as it cooks.

Bake for 10-12 minutes. Leave them on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before moving to a rack to cool.

OM NOM NOM!