Matcha Cranberries Crinkle Cookie


Matcha Cranberries Crinkle Cookie


As an interactive multimedia designer, Nicole's keen eye for visuals is translated into baking, one of her recent pastime pursuits that she picked up during the Movement Control Order (MCO). Since the reignition of her passion in baking and a bread-lover herself, she started to create her own recipes such as breads, desserts and drinks. Her recipes a must-try for anyone who wants to learn, as they are simple, down-to-earth and achieves that deliciously eye-catching result.

"What makes baking enjoyable is when my creations look appetising and visually appealing in the photo."

Nicole / @nicoleyong93

Instagram: nicoleyong93


What do you do for a living?
I’m an Interactive Multimedia Designer who works in a digital marketing agency. I’m passionate in creating visuals on variety of platforms including photography, illustration and 2D animation. I believe that colourful and meaningful artworks will bring joy to viewer’s life!
You've recently started to share your baking creations on your Instagram. Has baking always been a passion of yours?
Baking has always been my passion but I couldn't find a time to do it. Due to Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia during March this year, I finally took the opportunity to start baking. It all started by creating the trendy Dalgona drink using Niko Neko Matcha powder during MCO period. As I really love eating bread, so I asked myself why not try to bake one? From there, I experienced the fun of baking.
What's the most enjoyable part of baking in your experience?
I love baking bread! The process of kneading dough with your own hands is so enjoyable! Even though it’s not easy to knead dough perfectly by hand, it’s so satisfying when I succeed! Besides, what makes baking enjoyable is when my creations look appetizing and visually appealing in the photo.
How did you come up with Matcha Cranberries Crinkle Cookie recipe?
I came across a Christmas Crinkle Cookie recipe on Instagram, but it’s chocolate flavoured. I decided to modify it with matcha and cranberries to enhance the Christmas vibes visually because green and red together look very much like a Christmas tree!
Why did you choose YURI / Matcha for this recipe?
 This recipe contains a lot of sugar and is coated with even more sugar! And I think YURI / Matcha is a great choice for this recipe because it has a strong grassy note with a gentle bitterness that balances out the overall sweetness of the cookies!


Matcha Cranberries Crinkle Cookie

Serving: 15 cookies
Preparation time: 20 min
Cooking time: 10 min
Chilling time: 1 hour (optional)
Total time: 30 min / 1h 30min


3 Tbsp YURI / Matcha Powder (sieved)
60g Granulated Sugar
30ml Coconut Oil (or other preferred oil)
1 Large Egg
1 drop of Vanilla Extract
90g All Purpose Flour (sieved)
½ tsp Baking Powder
30g Dried Cranberries (chopped)
½ tsp Salt
Icing Sugar (for coating)
Granulated Sugar (for coating)
Coarse salt (for sprinkle)

Method To Assemble

  1. In a bowl, mix YURI / Matcha, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and coconut oil together. Add the egg and whisk until combined.
  2.  In another bowl, whisk together all purpose flour, baking powder, dried cranberries, and salt, then add the matcha mixture. Mix with a spatula until you get a soft dough. If it feels too soft, chill it in the fridge for 1 hour. (You can keep it in the fridge overnight if you want to bake the cookies the next day.)
  3.  Preheat the oven to 190°C.
  4.  Shape the cookie dough into balls, about 20g each.
  5.  Roll each ball in granulated sugar, then roll them again in icing sugar to coat.
  6. Place the cookie balls on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, each ball is spaced apart evenly,
  7. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 10 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle some coarse salt on the cookies (optional). Allow the cookies to cool on the baking tray for at least 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.




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