Matcha Christmas Tree Cookies

December 12th, 2009 by Tea Chick


I love using royal icing for my holiday cookies because it dries to a wonderfully smooth and hard matte finish. I included two different recipes, the traditional confectioner’s frosting and my royal icing recipe. Both recipes are super easy to make!

    * 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    * 2 tsp of KONI Matcha tea
    * 1 teaspoon baking soda
    * 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    * 1 cup softened butter
    * 1 1/2 cups white sugar or 1 1/2 tsp of truvia
    * 1 egg
    * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    * 3 tablespoons buttermilk, milk, or soymilk

1. In a small bowl, stir together Matcha, flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in dry ingredients. Add enough of the milk to moisten the dough and make it soft, not wet.
3. Roll dough into a ball and freeze for 15 minutes.
4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
5. Roll dough to a 1/4-inch thickness on a floured surface, and cut with a 3-inch Christmas tree-shaped cookie cutter. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
6. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until slightly golden. Let stand for 2 minutes before removing to cool on a rack.
7. Frost tops of cookies with either the royal icing or the confectioner’s frosting below. Decorate as desired.

Enjoy with a cup of KONI Creme Earl Grey.


2 large egg whites
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
3 tablespoons of KONI Matcha tea


1. Sift the KONI Matcha and powdered sugar together. Set aside.
2. In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the egg whites with the lemon juice. Add the sifted powdered sugar tea mix and beat on low speed until combined and smooth.
3. The icing needs to be used immediately or transferred to an airtight container as royal icing hardens when exposed to air. Cover with plastic wrap when not in use.



3 cups confectioner’s sugar, sifted
3 tablespoons of KONI Matcha tea
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt


1. Sift the KONI Matcha and powdered sugar together. Set aside.
2. Combine sugar tea mixture, milk, vanilla and salt; mix well. Frost cookies.

2 Responses

  1. Bianca Terry

    Hi Phuong – the cookies are gorgeous and look delicious…can’t wait to try your recipes over the holidays. Thanks for sharing!

  2. emily

    These are just like your cookies! Even the blog is word for word, but no credit to you =( your cookies are lovely! I’m so inspired to try them, and I’ll make sure the credit goes to the right person! Happy Holidays!

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