July 8, 2022

Matcha Sprinkle Snickerdoodles

Matcha Sprinkle Snickerdoodles are a playful variation on classic snickerdoodle cookies, and they taste like your favorite matcha latte - but in cookie form!

It appears that snickerdoodle cookies are going to become my annual birthday blog post. Last year, I shared my Golden Spiced Snickerdoodles, and this year I’m presenting my Matcha Sprinkle Snickerdoodles! It should be obvious by now that snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie. And it’s my (birthday) party, so I’ll make what I want to!

When I first started playing with this cookie recipe, it didn’t include sprinkles. But as my content planning came together and it became apparent that this post would coincide with my birthday, I came across some beautiful, naturally-dyed rainbow sprinkles that complemented the earth tones of the matcha color in the cookies perfectly. They’re subtle, but they add a playful element that dress these cookies up for a party. 

These Matcha Sprinkle Snickerdoodles are crisp on the outside, and soft and chewy on the inside. The matcha flavor is just right, and not overpowering. They’re an unexpected yet fun cookie to share with friends, and the batch size is just right for sharing. Mix up these Matcha Sprinkle Snickerdoodles for a friend’s birthday, your next party, or just for yourself!

Ingredients assembled for Matcha Sprinkle Snickerdoodles
Assemble your ingredients.

Stages of mixing up the Matcha Sprinkle Snickerdoodle cookie dough
Start by creaming the butter and sugar, then adding one egg and vanilla extract, followed by the matcha powder, and finally the dry ingredients.

Stages of baking the Matcha Sprinkle Snickerdoodles
Roll the dough into one-inch balls, roll in cinnamon and sugar, then bake on a parchment-lined baking sheet until golden.

Matcha Sprinkle Snickerdoodle cookies on a baking sheet next to a spilled jar of rainbow sprinkles
Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about two minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Twelve Matcha Sprinkle Snickerdoodle cookies lined up on a parchment-lined wooden tray
Matcha Sprinkle Snickerdoodles are a fun party treat!

A Matcha Sprinkle Snickerdoodle with bite taken out of it
Crisp on the outside and tender and chewy on the inside - perfect.

Matcha Sprinkle Snickerdoodles

Matcha Sprinkle Snickerdoodles are a playful variation on classic snickerdoodle cookies, and they taste like your favorite matcha latte - but in cookie form!


Kira Freed - The Joyful Plateful











1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 1/2 Tbsp. matcha powder

1 tsp. cream of tartar

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/8 tsp. sea salt

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

4 Tbsp. naturally-dyed rainbow sprinkles

2 Tbsp. granulated sugar

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add butter and sugar, and beat until creamy, about one mintue.
  2. Add egg and vanilla extract, and mix again until combined and fluffy, about one minute. 
  3. Add matcha powder and mix until wet combined.
  4. Add cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt and mix again until combined. 
  5. Gradually add flour to the mixer while running, and mix until dough is fully incorporated. 
  6. Add rainbow sprinkles and mix until evenly distributed.
  7. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 
  8. In a small bowl, combine the rolling mixture: 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar plus 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon.
  9. Using a spoon, scoop dough and gently roll into one-inch balls using the palm of your hands. Roll balls of dough in cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat, then place on a lined baking sheet (parchment paper or a silicone baking mat). 
  10. Bake cookies at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven, and let cool on the tray for 2 minutes before transferring cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Yield: 3 dozen

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