Chocolate Matcha Cookie Cups

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Matcha Cookie Cups are a delightful combination of chocolate cookie cups filled with a creamy mascarpone and creme cheese matcha frosting.

I love making gorgeous and delicious cupcakes. Among my popular once are Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter CupcakesBest German Chocolate Cupcakes and Galaxy Cupcakes.

Matcha Cookie Cups

Chocolate Matcha Cookie Cups

Matcha Cookie Cups are an amazing combination of chocolate and matcha green tea frosting. These cookie cups look like cupcakes, but the base is made of a chocolate sugar cookie. Also, the chocolate sugar cookie is slightly pressed with a small jar right after baking, to create a well that is later filled with matcha green tea frosting. Matcha Frosting is easily made with just 5 ingredients and is luxuriously rich and creamy.

Matcha Cookie Cups Recipe Tips

  • For the cookie cups, make sure you spray or butter well the muffin tins. This way, the cookie cups won’t stick. Additionally, an extra measure would be to sprinkle a little flour onto the muffin tins.
  • Similarly, I find that silicone muffin tins work best as they make cookie cu removal much easier.
  • Make sure you don’t over bake the cookie cups. They need to have a soft center when you remove them from the oven.
  • After you remove the cookie cups from the oven, instantly use a small jar to create the wells. Because if you wait, the cookies will harden and you won’t be able to press down the center.
  • If the jar you are using to create the wells sticks to the cookie cups, spray it slightly with baking spray.
  • I used a regular, small cinnamon powder jar, but shot glasses will also work fine to make the wells.
  • In addition, make sure you let the cookie cups cool as advised in the recipe. You don’t want them to be too soft to crumble when removed from the muffin tins.
  • Be gentle when removing the cookie cups from the muffin tins. Work slowly and carefully, especially if you are NOT using a silicone muffin tin.
  • Also, for the matcha frosting make sure your ingredients are at room temperature. If you are making this recipe during the summer and your house is too hot, make sure the cheeses don’t start to melt.
  • Matcha powder can be replaced with cacao and enjoy some delicious chocolate cookie cups.
  • The Matcha Cookie Cups are best served chilled as the frosting will soften at room temperature.

Matcha Cookie Cups

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Matcha Cookie Cups
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 20 servings
Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 13 minutes Total time: 43 mins

Ingredients

Chocolate Cookie Cups:

  • 2 cups  all-purpose flour 
  • 1/2 cup  unsweetened cocoa   (sifted)
  • 1 teaspoon  baking soda 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt 
  • 2 stick  unsalted butter  (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup  white granulated sugar 
  • 1 cup  brown sugar packed 
  • 2  large eggs  (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla extract 

Matcha Cream:

  • 16 ounces  full fat cream cheese  (room temperature)
  • 16 ounces  mascarpone cheese  (room temperature)
  • 2 cups  powdered sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla extract 
  • 3 tablespoons  matcha  (green tea powder)

Instructions

Chocolate Cookie Cups:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray two regular sized muffin tins with cooking spray or lightly butter them, lastly sprinkle with a little flour.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine and whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric stand mixer or hand mixer, beat butter and sugars on med-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3mins.
  5. Reduce speed and add eggs one at a time, mix until fully combined, add vanilla extract. Beat until combined. Stop once to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula.
  6. Gradually, with the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Stop once to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula.
  7. Using a large cookie scoop (3 tablespoons) scoop dough into muffin tins, press down slightly to flatten. For some of the cookie cups I also used a 4 tablespoons cookie scoop and it worked fine.
  8. Bake for about 10-13mins or until mostly set, but still soft in the middle.
  9. Remove from oven and immediately use a small jar or container to press firmly down in the center to create a well. I used a small cinnamon powder jar, shot glasses also work well. Make sure you have the jar handy, as the cookie cups will harden.
  10. Cool in pans for 10mins, loosen each slightly by twisting it in the pan. Cool for 5 more minutes then remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack. For this recipe, I find that silicone muffin tins are the easiest to use, as it makes cookie cup removal much easier.

Matcha Cream:

  1. Add cream cheese and mascarpone cheese to a large mixing bowl, using an electric stand mixer or hand mixer, beat on medium speed for 1 - 2 minutes until creamy and combined.
  2. Add the powdered sugar, beat until combined on medium - high speed for 1 - 2 minutes, start on low speed and increase speed gradually. Stop once to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and whisk for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the matcha powder, beat until combined on medium - high speed for 1 - 2 minutes. Taste and if needed add more matcha powder. During mixing, stop once to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula.
  5. Refrigerate the frosting for 10 minutes. Add matcha frosting to a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe highly on the completely cooled cookie cups.
  6. Sift matcha powder on top and refrigerate for 4-6 hours before serving.
  7. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  8. Serve chilled, enjoy!
Calories: 429 Carbohydrates: 39 Protein: 6 Fat: 28 Saturated Fat: 16 Cholesterol: 88 Sodium: 289 Potassium: 117 Fiber: 1 Sugar: 28 Vitamin A: 1065 Calcium: 87 Iron: 1.8
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Meghan @ Cake 'n Knife

What a delicious cupcake idea! I'm ready for dessert now :)

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kimrk56

I would like to try the sesame ginger salmon.

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Kathy Hanley

I would like to try the Lentil Sea Salt Crackers!

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Peter G

Matcha Cookie Cups looks so good and I want to try something different.

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Patricia @ Grab a Plate

So tempting that I might have to enjoy dessert before dinner! These cupcakes look amazing - love the vibrant colors, and flavors, too!

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Cynthia C

I would like to try the Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpeas Wasabi.

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Char

I would love to try those cupcakes, I love it! Thanks for the great offer :)

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Kimberly Harrison

Love the cupcakes

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Laura at I Heart Naptime

These cookies sound amazing! I love matcha and am looking forward to pairing it with chocolate!

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Steve Weber

The chicken tika masala is making my mouth water!

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Melissa C

I'd most love to try the chickbean white cheddar crisps, they look and sound appealing.

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Austin H.

I would like to try the Korean BBQ crunchy chickpeas. Those sound good.

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pu ye

These cupcakes look amazing – love the vibrant colors, and flavors

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William C Karcher

The Korean BBQ Chickpeas !

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monique s

I would like to try the Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpeas Wasabi. I love the heat of wasabi and mixed with chickpeas sounds great.

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Natalie

I would love to try the Saffron Road cheddar BeanStalks.

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Cookin Canuck

These are so pretty to look at and I'll bet they taste even better! I've seen Saffron Road products, but haven't tried them yet. The Chicken Tikka Masala would be my choice.

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Krista

These look so good! I cannot wait to stuff my face with one!

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Anita Duvall

Lentil Sea Salt Crackers would be my choice. Everything esp. the entree's look really good!

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Natalie

I would love to try the sea salt chickbean crisps.

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Edye

The BBQ Chickpeas sound good!

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Valerie Mabrey

Chicken Tikka Masala sounds really good. I have tried others but this is new to me.

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Darlene Carbajal

I want to try the beanstalks!

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Latanya Thornhill

the chicken pad thai

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latanya

the chicken pad thai

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sarah k

I love chickpeas so one of the first items I would like to try is the Chickbean Crisps in sea salt flavor to start with.

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Emily R.

The crunchy chickpeas sound yummy!

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latanya

the chickbean crisps

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latanya

the crunchy chickpeas

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cheryl s

the chicken pad thai looks good

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Danielle

Chickpeas and the Wonderful Wasabi

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Jill Rivera

Sea Salt chick peas is the product from the line I would like to try.

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Susan Smith

I'd love to try the chickbean white cheddar crisps

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Edye

I'd like the lentil seasalt crackers!

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Latanya

turkish-figs-goat-cheese

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Michelle Hill

I would like to try the bbq chickpeas!

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Richard Hicks

The sea salt chickbean crisps look very appetizing

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Michelle Hill

The flavors of the chickbean crisps look great!

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Sara S

I'd like to try Saffron Road's Bean Stalks!

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David

I am most interested in trying their white cheddar chickbean crisps.

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Dana Rodriguez

That looks good! I would like to try the Sea Salt Bean Stalks.

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Sara S

I'm super intrigued by the chickbean white cheddar crisps!

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Rebecca C

I would love to try Saffron Road's sea salt chickbean crisps. I bet they would be a really good dipper for hummus but healthier than regular chips.

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Andrea v

Chicken tikka masala for sure! Yum!

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Carmen Rudnick

The chicken pad Thai sounds amazing!

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Dandi D

I'd love to try the Moroccan Barbeque Baked Lentil Chips.

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Aaron

I would most like to try the Crunchy Chickpeas - Bombay Spice!

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Kathy Pease

I would love to try the cheddar beanstalks

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Trisha McKee

I would love to try the Crunchy Chickpeas Wasabi.

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Laurie Emerson

I would like to try the Chickbean Crisps Zesty Ranch.

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Joy Venters

chickbean crisps with sea salt is what I would like to try

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Nancy Bowers

The chickbean crisps sea salt are what I'd like to try.

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Pamela

Man! Everything looks so yummy! Maybe the BBQ chickpeas

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Michelle Hill

I think the Lentil Sea Salt Crackers would be tasty.

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Celeste Herrin

The chickbean white cheddar crisps sound great! I'd love to try those :-) Thank you so much for the chance!

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ldevine

oooh oooh nice and sweet

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latanya

the cheddar beanstalks

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Lauren

I would like to try the Cucumber Dill Lentil Chips.

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Debbie Welchert

I would love to try their Cheddar Bean Stalks. They sound so good.

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Stephanie Liske

I would like to try the Chicken Pad Thai.

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Katrina Brockavich

I want to try the Chickbean Crisps Zesty Ranch! Yum!

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Dandi D

The Lentil crackers look really yummy too!

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Carl White

The Korean BBQ crunchy chickpeas should be in my mouth now.

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Dana Rodriguez

Saffron Road cheddar BeanStalks sound good!

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