Vegan Matcha Cookies
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.
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.
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.
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
Matcha is described as having an earthy flavor. But when combined with some sweetness, it’s very delicious!
YES! As long as you follow this recipe exactly as written, it is fully vegan and gluten-free.
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:
- Matcha chia pudding
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Healthier Snickerdoodles
- Strawberry Shortcake Drop cookies
- Chocolate Chunk Tahini Cookies
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 Instagram, Tiktok or Pinterest!