Strawberry Jam-Filled Matcha Cookies

These delightful cookies combine the earthy flavor of matcha green tea with the sweetness of strawberry jam. Made with a simple dough of all-purpose flour, high-quality matcha powder, butter, powdered sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla extract, these cookies are both visually appealing and delicious. Each cookie is shaped into a ball, slightly flattened, and then pressed to create a heart-shaped indentation, which is then filled with warm strawberry jam. Baked until just set, these cookies are perfect for tea time, as a special treat, or to celebrate festive occasions.

Why You’ll Love This:

  • Unique Matcha Flavor: Offers a distinctive taste that pairs well with the sweetness of the jam.
  • Delightful Texture: Soft and buttery with a melt-in-your-mouth quality.
  • Perfect Sweetness: The strawberry jam adds a lovely burst of fruity flavor.
  • Visually Appealing: The heart-shaped jam centers make these cookies a charming addition to any table.
  • Easy to Make: Simple steps and common ingredients make these cookies a joy to prepare.


  • 130 g all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp matcha powder (ceremonial or high-quality culinary grade)
  • 115 g unsalted butter (softened)
  • 70 g powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 80 g strawberry jam (warmed)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix flour and matcha powder in a small bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter until pale. Add powdered sugar and cream until smooth.
  4. Mix in egg yolk and vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing until just combined.
  6. Scoop 1-1.5 tbsp of dough, roll into balls, and place on the baking sheet, spacing them about 1.5 inches apart.
  7. Slightly flatten each ball and press a heart shape into the dough.
  8. Fill each heart shape with about ½ tsp strawberry jam.
  9. Bake for 10-11 minutes until the surface is dry and puffy.
  10. Let cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.

Enjoy these Strawberry Jam-Filled Matcha Cookies, a delightful combination of flavors and textures that are sure to impress! 🍵🍓🍪✨

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