Bready or Not Original: Matcha Cheesecake Cookies
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Bready or Not Original: Matcha Cheesecake Cookies

This Bready or Not Original creates thick, rich cookies with the fresh flavor of matcha.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: cookies, cream cheese, tea
Author: Beth Cato


  • 1 cup unsalted butter two cubes, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese 1 box, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 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.