Healthy Matcha Green Tea Cookie Dough

Cookie dough lovers, behold — edible Matcha Cookie Dough!  It tastes just like cookie dough from the tub — indulgent, fudgy, sweet, and sinful — except this version has a few secrets and surprises…  can you guess what they are?

Oh don’t you worry though, it’s green from the matcha powder.  I promise, there’s no spinach in here…  unlike these…  sooooo, you’ll stay?  😉

This Matcha Cookie Dough is fudgy, sweet, and sinful-tasting, yet it's healthy! Made with nut butter, oats, protein powder (optional), and a secret ingredient. You'd never know this is sugar free, gluten free, high protein, and high fiber too!

One big spoonful of this Matcha Green Tea Cookie Dough and you’ll swear you’re eating something completely unhealthy, when it’s actually good for you!  Made with whole grain, high-fiber oats and creamy Homemade Matcha Nut Butter, plus some vanilla protein powder and garbanzo beans for a protein punch!

Oh yes, you read that right.  Don’t worry though, it totally works and it doesn’t taste “beany” in the slightest.

This Matcha Cookie Dough is eggless and safe to eat raw (yassss), plus it’s sugar free, gluten free, high protein, and high fiber too!

We’ve got ourselves a winner here, y’all.  Skip the hassle of baking and waiting for cookies to cool when you can have this soft, fudgy, and sweet indulgence on your hands.  Or in your face.  Preferably in your face…  😉

This Matcha Green Tea Cookie Dough is fudgy, sweet, and sinful-tasting, yet it's healthy! Made with nut butter, oats, protein powder (optional), and a secret ingredient. You'd never know this is sugar free, gluten free, high protein, and high fiber too!

I’ve been on a matcha kick lately.  A little while ago I made Matcha Macaroons and Matcha-Swirled Banana Bread, and just recently posted Matcha Nut Butter and Matcha Energy Bites to the blog.  For my friend’s birthday last week I made a batch of my bomb-ass Matcha Shortbread Cookies.  I think if I eat any more matcha, I’m going to turn green…  I’m testing out this hypothesis, so I decided to give another matcha recipe a try.  Matcha Green Tea Cookie Dough it was!

I have made a lot of cookie doughs in my day.  A LOT.  And this is probably one of my favorites so far.  It’s pretty much neck and neck with my Peanut Butter Cookie Dough.  I love the super dense and thick texture, and the sweet and delicate almond and vanilla flavors.  I was pleasantly surprised when I first tasted it.  I think you will be too  🙂

This Matcha Cookie Dough is fudgy, sweet, and sinful-tasting, yet it's healthy! Made with nut butter, oats, protein powder (optional), and a secret ingredient. You'd never know this is sugar free, gluten free, high protein, and high fiber too!

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Cookie Dough
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

This Matcha Cookie Dough is sinful-tasting yet healthy! Made with nut butter, oats, and a secret ingredient. Sugar free, gluten free, and high protein too!

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine: Edible Cookie Dough
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 310 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, add the garbanzo beans, almond milk, and matcha nut butter.  Blend until completely smooth.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until the mixture is even throughout.
  3. Cover and refrigerate overnight for the most authentic cookie dough texture, but you can also serve it immediately!
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Matcha Green Tea Cookie Dough
Amount Per Serving (1 serving = ½ cup)
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 3g
Protein 20g 40%
Calcium 15%
Iron 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

You can substitute the whey protein powder with another protein powder if you like.  Just note that the amount will vary.  Whey doesn’t absorb much liquid as other protein powders like brown rice protein, pea protein, and casein protein (they absorb A LOT).  You can also omit the protein powder use more oat flour, plus a pinch of salt and a tad bit more vanilla and stevia to taste.

For the best texture, refrigerate the cookie dough overnight.  It’s delicious right out of the blender, but trust me, it gets 9,284 times better overnight!  Feel free to sprinkle your cookie dough with mini chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, sliced almonds, and extra sprinkle of matcha, or simply serve with spoons alone.

This Matcha Green Tea Cookie Dough is fudgy, sweet, and sinful-tasting, yet it's healthy! Made with nut butter, oats, protein powder (optional), and a secret ingredient. You'd never know this is sugar free, gluten free, high protein, and high fiber too!

You gotta make this Matcha Cookie Dough!  You won’t regret it.

Enjoy!

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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10 comments on “Healthy Matcha Green Tea Cookie Dough”

  1. 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).

    • Jessica | Desserts With Benefits

      BurntApple-
      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 😉

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

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  5. I’m so glad I found this! I recently purchased matcha powder at the grocery store after hearing about all of its health benefits, but I had no idea what to make with it. This matcha cookie dough is literally calling my name though, I’m so excited to try it out!

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  7. I never would have even thought of trying to make cookie dough with matcha powder! Not gonna lie, it doesn’t seem like the first cookie dough flavor I would go for, but I am willing to give it a try. I totally bet that this recipe tastes absolutely splendid, especially with vegan white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts!

  8. This is such an ingenious pairing! I’ve only eaten cookie dough once (as a sample when I was doing grocery shopping) and even though I liked it, I didn’t buy it because it was so expensive. This recipe has all that I’m looking for 🙂

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