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Vegan Matcha Cookies

Vegan Matcha Cookies are a gluten-free and vegan cookie recipe that is made with healthier ingredients like almond flour, maple syrup and matcha flavored almond butter. These cookies are so quick to make and come together in just about 30 minutes!
green cookies sitting on a plate

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • These vegan matcha cookies are plant-based, dairy-free, gluten-free and grain-free.
  • They are simple to make!
  • Vegan Matcha cookies come together in under 20 minutes.
  • Matcha cookies only require 8 simple ingredients.
  • These cookies are chewy in the center but crispy on the edges.
  • Filled with benefits from the matcha.
  • These cookies are bright green and vibrant!
  • This recipe can be made in the oven or air fryer.
  • Check out my matcha chia seed pudding.
a hand holding a matcha cookie with a bite taken out of it.

Ingredients and Substitutions

Matcha flavored almond butter is recommended for best flavor. I get mine from Lasto Foods, you can use code HANNAH10 for 10% off. However, if you don’t have access to purchasing this specific kind, you can simply use regular almond butter and just add in more matcha powder.

Maple syrup is the unrefined sugar that’s used in these cookies. You can substitute honey, agave date syrup or any other liquid sweetener. Regular sugar or coconut sugar won’t work.

Vanilla extract adds a lovely flavor.

Almond flour is a grain free and gluten-free flour that I use in this recipe. You may be able to use oat flour, however I have not fully tested this so I cannot say for sure.

Gluten-free flour blend such as Bob’s Red Mill 1:1, you can use any other type of gluten-free flour blend, as long as it’s a 1:1 substitute. Or you can use regular all purpose flour, but this will make the recipe not gluten-free.

A pinch of salt helps balance out all the flavors.

Baking powder helps these cookies rise and have a subtly fluffy texture.

Matcha powder is added for color and flavor.

Vegan white chocolate chips to keep this recipe vegan, or regular white chocolate chips.

the match cookie broken in half to show texture.

How to make

ONE: Preheat the oven to 350F and prepare a baking dish by lining it with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.

TWO: In a large mixing bowl combine the matcha almond butter, maple syrup and vanilla together. Mix with a spatula or whisk until ingredients are well combined.

THREE: Add in the almond flour, gluten-free flour blend, baking powder, salt and matcha powder. Once again, mix with a spatula until a dough starts to form. The batter will be thicker and more dense than your average cookie batter, that’s exactly how we want it!

FOUR: Add in the vegan white chocolate chips last and once again mix until white chocolate chips are well incorporated into the batter.

FIVE: Scoop the batter into your hands and roll into a ball. Place the ball on the baking sheet and flatten with the palms of your hands.

SIX: Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake the cookies for about 12-15 minutes. The cookies will be soft to the touch, but that’s okay. They will continue to bake slightly while cooling.

SEVEN: Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool completely before removing.

a hand holding a single matcha cookie.

Taste and Texture

These cookies have a crispy outer edges but a soft and gooey center. The white chocolate chips balance out the matcha perfectly. I adore these cookies, and I think you will too!

What Is Matcha?

Matcha is a beautiful, vibrant green tea powder that is made from finely ground green tea leaves. The powder is traditionally mixed with water and then added to your favorite milk for a matcha latte. It contains antioxidants that can help you stay energized throughout the day.

Tips And Tricks

Combine wet ingredients first, then add in the dry.

Batter will be thick, that’s okay!

Use EXTRA white chocolate chips to have a flatter cookie, as picture above, or you can use less white chocolate chips to have a fluffier cookie.

I recommend using a runny, all natural almond butter for best results.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Matcha taste like?

Matcha is described as having an earthy flavor. But when combined with some sweetness, it’s very delicious!

Are these cookies vegan and gluten-free?

YES! As long as you follow this recipe exactly as written, it is fully vegan and gluten-free.

Do I have to use Matcha Almond Butter?

It’s recommended, but you can also use regular almond butter and add in more matcha powder for flavor. I’d recommend 3-4 tsp.

Other recipes you may like:

If you make these vegan matcha cookies, I would really appreciate a comment and rating down below, under the recipe card. Don’t forget to take a picture and tag me over on InstagramTiktok or Pinterest!

Vegan Matcha Cookies

Vegan Matcha Cookies are a gluten-free and vegan cookie recipe that is made with healthier ingredients like almond flour, maple syrup and matcha flavored almond butter. These cookies are so quick to make and come together in just about 30 minutes!
5 based on 3 reviews
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PREP TIME:
10 minutes
COOK TIME:
12 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
22 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup matcha almond butter, may sub regular almond butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanila extract
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup 1:1 gluten-free flour blend, may sub AP flour but won't be gluten-free.
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3-4 tsp matcha powder (use 4-5 tsp if using regular almond butter)
  • 1/2 cup vegan or regular white chocolate chips

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

8-12 servings

Directions

  1. To start, preheat the oven to 350F and prepare a baking dish by lining it with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.
  2. Then, in a large mixing bowl combine the matcha almond butter, maple syrup and vanilla extract together. Mix with a spatula or whisk until ingredients are well combined.
  3. Next, add in the almond flour, gluten-free flour blend, baking powder, salt and matcha powder. Once again, mix with a spatula until a dough starts to form. The batter will be thicker and more dense than your average cookie batter, that’s exactly how we want it!
  4. Add in the vegan white chocolate chips last and once again mix until white chocolate chips are well incorporated into the batter.
  5. Now, this is the fun part. I typically like a bigger cookie than small. So you have a decision to make here, you can either use one cookie scoop or two!
  6. I used a double cookie scoop and my end result was a bigger shaped cookie! Scoop the batter into your hands and roll into a ball. Place the ball on the baking sheet and flatten with the palms of your hands.
  7. These will spread during baking time, so you don’t want to spread them out too much.
  8. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake the cookies for about 12-15 minutes. The cookies will be soft to the touch, but that’s okay. They will continue to bake slightly while cooling.
  9. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool completely.
  10. Store cookies on the counter in an airtight container and enjoy up to 3-4 days.

Notes

Use extra vegan white chocolate chips for a flatter cookie. Can sub regular almond butter if you don't have matcha almond butter.  

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I really want to make these for my relatives because of their food sensitivities and their love for matcha. However they’re also allergic to nut related products, could I opt out the almond butter completely or substitute it for something else?

Hi Clare! You can sub tahini or oat butter for the almond butter and use only oat flour for the base of the cookies. However, I do have to mention this will alter the flavor and texture. Let me know how they work out for you!

I made these for my friends birthday and everyone love them!

These are incredibly easy to make and so delicious!! 10/10 recommend

Wow these cookies are amazing! I used spelt flour in place of the gluten free flour, and they turned out fantastic. The texture is so spot on! I will definitely be making these again and again, thank you for the recipe!

Hi Mona! Yes, that should work, but please be mindful that it might not look exactly the same since it’s different ingredients 🙂 I hope you enjoy, let me know how it goes for you!