Healthy Matcha Green Tea Sugar Cookies to Announce the Naughty or Nice Cookbook

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Sugar Cookies — these super unique and sweet cookies are packed with that classic matcha green tea flavor.  And the texture?  It’s heavenly.  They’re soft and chewy, just like storebought sugar cookies, but without the refined flour, butter and sugar!

Would you ever guess that these cookies are sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, vegan and whole grain?? Nopity nope.  With every bite, mind = blown.  It’s the perfect recipe to make an announcement with…  my second cookbook, the Naughty or Nice Cookbook, is officially PUBLISHED!

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The Naughty or Nice Cookbook is a collection of 70 healthy dessert recipes made with wholesome, all-natural ingredients — from cookies to cakes to pies to ice creams and more!  One bite and you’ll be asking, “Is this naughty or is this nice?”

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In the last 7 months, I…

  • Graduated university
  • Moved twice (from AZ to CT to TX)
  • Became a proud, first-time “mother” of my puppy girl, Cherry
  • Got hired as a baker at a local restaurant
  • Published the Naughty or Nice Cookbook

Today, I’m sharing the recipe for these amazing Healthy Matcha Green Tea Sugar Cookies.  The recipe is adapted from one of my favorite recipes in the cookbook — the Chocolate Chip Cookies:

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My dad, who literally could not care less about desserts and sweets of all kinds (HOW ARE WE RELATED???), ate one of these cookies and loved it.  He immediately asked for a second.  For real, I thought I was dreaming.

These cookies are absolutely scrumptious, and you need to make a batch ASAP.

Matcha!
Cookies!
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14 cookies

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Sugar Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Fat per serving: 9g

Calories per serving: 130

Ingredients:

  • 180g (1½ cups) Oat Flour
  • 96g (½ cup) Granulated Erythritol
  • 1-2 tbs Matcha Powder (depends on how much you like matcha — I used 2 tbs)
  • 1 tsp Double-Acting Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 112g (½ cup) Coconut Oil, soft
  • ¼ cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk, room temperature
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp Natural Butter Flavor
  • 1 tsp Stevia Extract
  • 30 drops Almond Extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the oat flour, erythritol, matcha, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, almond milk, vanilla extract, butter flavor, stevia extract and almond extract.
  4. Dump the dry ingredients over the wet ingredients and fold together.  Fold until the mixture can form into a dough ball (it will look sticky at first, but then the oat flour will absorb the liquid and turn into a play-doh/cookie dough texture).
  5. Use a medium cookie scoop to portion out the dough onto the prepared cookie sheet.  Roll the dough portions into balls, then use your fingers to press them into patties.  Form them just a tiny bit thicker and smaller than you prefer your cookies — they spread out a little.  Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until baked through (when you tap the center of the cookie, it should be soft, but shouldn’t leave a permanent fingerprint indentation).
  6. Slide the parchment paper off the cookie sheet and let the cookies cool.  Serve immediately, or transfer them to a freezer bag, seal tightly, and store in the freezer for up to one month.  For a “freshly baked” cookie straight from the freezer, place a cookie on a plate and microwave for ~20 seconds!

Recipe adapted from: Chocolate Chip Cookies from the Naughty or Nice Cookbook

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I photographed these cookies with some Matcha Cream Cheese.  It just made sense to me to make Double Matcha Cookie Sandwiches.  Derrrrr  😉

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Sugar Cookies (refined sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Sugar Cookies (refined sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits
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Be happy.

Live fully.

Feel naughty, eat nice.

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– Jess

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47 comments on “Healthy Matcha Green Tea Sugar Cookies to Announce the Naughty or Nice Cookbook”

  1. I would make the Classic Cheesecake first!

  2. I have some of the matcha powder but could use some of the other ingredients to make these beautiful cookies.  Thanks for the chance to win them or your creative cookbook.

  3. Congratulations Jessica! This new cookbook looks amazing. 

  4. Fudge would be first on my “to bake” list.

  5. I would make the Red Velvet cake first

  6. I would make some cookies of course! Yum! 🙂

  7. AH! You finally published this recipe on your blog! I want to make these. So, my question is, do you think I could use stevia in place of the granulated erythritol? Or would sugar (or brown sugar) be a better replacement due to it being granulated? Oh, and you know I’d make that banana cream pie first and foremost if I got my hands on one of those Naughty or Nice cookbooks. 🙂 PIE!

    • I KNOW!! Sorry for the wait, I just had a big swarm of posts that needed to be posted the last couple of months so this cookie had to wait. BUT NOW IT’S HERE, AND YOU CAN MAKE THEM!! 😀
      I have a couple questions:
      1) What kind of stevia do you use? If it’s liquid, it won’t work, but if it’s like a stevia-erythritol mix, it might! You’ll just need to adjust the sweetness using a conversion chart.
      2) Do you want to sub the erythritol because you don’t like it or because you don’t have it? If you want to use regular sugar, that should work just fine. I just wouldn’t use brown sugar because it might mess up the final color.
      -Jess
      PS: PIE PIE PIE PIE PIE! 😀

      • You should post some substitues for people with nut/peanut allergies!! (Theres a lot of us out there! :D) because i wouldnt know where to start while replacing the almond milk and extract. And im sure you use the peanut powder an things a lot in these recipes! These are great though 🙂 thanks for being awesome

      • Hey Kait!
        I’ll definitely try to provide more nut replacements for those with allergies in the future 😀
        In these cookies, for one, you can replace the almond milk with any other milk, like organic dairy, soy, hemp, coconut (if you’re not allergic), etc. I feel like there’s no good replacement for the almond extract, so you can just omit it. Maybe replace it with more vanilla extract?
        I’ve got to admit, Naughty or Nice is a bit heavy on the nuts (lots of almond butter, peanut butter, macadamias, pecans, coconut, etc…). If you can have coconut, though, then many of the recipes might actually work for you! 😀
        Best,
        -Jess

  8. fudge brownies with pb swirl 🙂

  9. I asked for your cookbook for Christmas! Can’t wait to try out the French macaron recipe (^.^)/

  10. I’d love to try making my own sprinkles! I love how they look but want to make them healthier!

  11. This looks great!

  12. I would make the peppermint coins first!! Yum yum!

  13. I want try making the oatmeal raisin cookies!!! I love oatmeal! 

  14. Magic Cookie Bars!! YUM 🙂

  15. I’d make red velvet cake for sure!

  16. Strawberry cake…without a doubt! 🙂

  17. Chocolate Chip Cookies!

  18. Love this! Thanks so much Jess! 😀

  19. DIY Rainbow sprinkles too! oh and brownie. and cookies. just everything

  20. Anything with peanut butter!

  21. That’s a tough decision… I think I will be making the Red Velvet Cake recipe first! Red Velvet has always been a favorite of mine. Congrats on the release- I have ordered a copy and cannot wait to read it 😀

  22. All your recipes looks so yummy!

  23. i would make the pop tarts!

  24. I’d make peanut butter pie. I LOVE that stuff!

  25. Verduradelmar
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    Hi! I think I will try to make the chocolate cake and the chocolate chip cookies. I know that they are the “classics” desserts, but I will be making the cake for my dad and I just have something with cookies, I will love to make them healthy!

  26. I’m suuuuper crazy for carrot cake, so I’ll probably try that one out first!!! 

    Ah forget it, can I try all of them at once? XD

  27. I’d make the Healthy Pumpkin Pie recipe first! I looove pumpkin and your recipe sounds delightful!

    Congrats on the new cookbook, I’d love to win a copy, fingers and toes crossed! Thank you! 🙂

  28. Anything with peanut butter! 

  29. I know where I can get some matcha very easily, so it would be interesting to do a variation on the sugar cookies!

  30. I would love to try the Chocolate Cake recipe. 

  31. I would try the Pumpkin Pie…
    I can’t eat gluten so when I found your website I was really happy.
    Congratulations…

  32. You had me at matcha cookie BUT I just died when I saw it was a sandwich cookie. So….what is sandwiched between the cookies in the picture? I can’t wait to find out if I have everything I need & hopefully make these tonight!!

  33. I have to know what is in between the two cookies in the picture?  So going to make these as soon as I find out!! 🙂

  34. Any way to make these matcha cookies nut-free for those with allergies? Do you think you milk would work as a good substitute and coconut or rice flour instead of the almond products?

  35. I wanna make the Strawberry Cake and everything else 😀

  36. These look delish!!

  37. Hi there,
    I was wondering about the Lorann Butter Bakery Emulsion. I bought some and read the ingredients and it says it contains “natural flavoring” which would imply it is derived from butter. So it can’t be considered vegan, can it?

  38. How essential is all that oil? It’s a lot of added calories. I get it’s a dessert but would be nice to be able to have more than one since they are each well over 100 calories. Thanks

    • If you want soft and chewy cookies, you’ll need the coconut oil. Fat and calories aren’t anything to be afraid of, and even with 130 calories per cookie, you can eat 2-3 without feeling guilty (especially when typical chocolate chip cookies can contain up to 450 calories each)!
      I suppose you can substitute ~2-3 tablespoons of the coconut oil with applesauce, but I haven’t tried it. The cookies may turn out slightly cakier and less dense and chewy.

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