Healthy Sweet Matcha Almond Shortbread Cookie Dough

Don’t run away!!!  It’s green because of the matcha!

I promise, there’s no spinach in this.  Unlike these  …  so, you’ll stay?  :)

Healthy Sweet Matcha Almond Shortbread Cookie Dough

Healthy Sweet Matcha Almond Shortbread Cookie Dough

YAY!  So, I’ve kind of been obsessing over Kirbie’s Cravings’ matcha recipes lately (not to mention her photography, her pictures almost made me take a bite out of my computer screen), and I thought I could healthify those Matcha Tea Shortbread Cookies, but sadly, my attempt at doing so was a failed attempt (to say the least!)

Rather than showing you pictures of what I think were supposed to be cookies, I’ll give you something else:  cookie dough!  I swear, despite how it looks, this is probably one of my favorite cookie doughs so far.  It’s pretty much neck and neck with the PB Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookie Dough.  It doesn’t taste bland or musky like plain matcha alone does.  Instead, it was sweet with a delicate, light almond flavor and a seemingly real butter taste.  I was somewhat shocked when I first tasted it.

Make this, and you won’t regret it.

Healthy Sweet Matcha Almond Shortbread Cookie Dough

Green = YUM!  (I swear)  😉

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Shortbread Cookie Dough

Yield: 4-6 servings



  1. Add the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine, set aside
  2. In a blender, puree the wet ingredients until smooth (no chunky chickpeas here!). Scoop this over the dry ingredients and fold together. Refrigerate covered overnight for the best texture (trust me, it gets 9284x better overnight!)


*or 1 tbs Matcha Powder + 3 tbs Granulated Erythritol

Top with mini chocolate chips and some chopped, almonds. I so wanted to add mini white chocolate chips to this but I couldn't find any natural kinds at my grocery store! All of them had partially hydrogenated oils (aka, trans fats) so it was regular ole' dark chocolate chips for me.

This recipe is: eggless, low fat, high fiber, high protein and gluten free!

Healthy Sweet Matcha Almond Shortbread Cookie Dough

Healthy Sweet Matcha Almond Shortbread Cookie Dough

I tried to hand you a spoonful to taste, but instead, my computer screen just got a face-full of green goodness.  Yes, I said goodness.  This stuff may be ugly, but it’s dang tasty!  Did I mention it’s healthy too?

Open wide!

Healthy Sweet Matcha Almond Shortbread Cookie Dough

Ehem, don’t mind if I dooo  😉

Labels: Almond-Butter, Beans, Brown-Rice-Flour, Cookie-Doughs-and-Batters, Eggless, Gluten-Free, High-Fiber, High-Protein, Low-Fat, Matcha, Nutrition-Label, Oats, Protein-Powder

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Comments (4)

  1. BurntApple: April 24, 2012

    This would be great for St. Patrick’s Day. I love your pictures and may be brave enough one day to try green tea in my cookies. (I never have before, but if you say it’s good, it must be).

  2. Jessica | Desserts With Benefits: April 24, 2012

    Haha! Yeah, it might take some getting used to… I know the words “dessert,” “green” and “tasty” don’t often go together, but the flavor of this is shockingly good! Hope you get to make this, and I’ll be sure to check out your green tea cookies… if you make them 😉

  3. heatherscreativeconcoctions: April 27, 2012

    I’m totally obsessed with matcha and making things green lol. This will be put on the list

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