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5 from 3 votes

Vegan Matcha Cookies

These vegan matcha cookies are just like sugar cookies with a rich and delicious flavor from the green tea. Topped with a velvety vegan frosting these cookies are super fun to make and always a hit.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 23
Calories: 153kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Vegan Butter (112g)
  • 1 cup White Granulated Sugar (200g)
  • 3 Tablespoons Soy Milk or other non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour (250g)
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 2 ½ teaspoons Matcha Green Tea Powder

Vanilla Frosting:

  • 2 Tablespoons Vegan Butter (30g)
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar (240g)
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Milk or other non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add vegan butter and white granulated sugar to your stand mixer and cream them together until smooth.
  • Add soy milk and vanilla extract and mix them in.
  • In a separate bowl sift all purpose flour and then add baking soda, salt and matcha powder and mix them together.
  • Add the dry ingredients in with the wet and mix it together with a spoon. Then get in there with your hands and form it into a ball of dough.
  • Dust your hands and a baking mat with flour and transfer the ball of dough onto the flour dusted baking mat.
  • Roll out the dough to around ¼ inch thickness. Dip a cookie cutter into flour (so that it doesn't stick) and cut out the cookies.
  • Place the cut out cookies onto a parchment lined baking tray.
  • Take the remaining dough, form it into a ball again, roll it out again and cut out more cookies. Repeat until your dough is finished. You should have 20-25 cookies, depending on the size of your cookie cutter (we got 23 from our batch).
  • Place the cookies into the oven to bake for 10 minutes. They will be very soft so just let them firm up and cool down directly on the baking tray.
  • When the cookies are cooled, add vegan butter, powdered sugar, soy milk and vanilla extract to your stand mixer and starting at slow speed, gradually increase speed until the frosting is smooth.
  • Spread the frosting onto the cooled cookies.
  • Place the frosted cookies into the fridge for 10 minutes for the frosting to set and then serve!

Notes

  1. All purpose flour - should be measured correctly. Either weigh it out on a food scale for total accuracy or use the 'spoon and level' method. Spoon it into a measuring cup and then level off the top with a knife.
  2. Matcha powder - it's ideal if you use 100% pure matcha powder.
  3. Make ahead: If you want to make the dough ahead of time you absolutely can. Just make up the dough, cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Then when you're ready to proceed, let the dough come to room temperature on the countertop, and then roll it out and continue as usual.
  4. Storing: Keep your cookies stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for up to a week.
  5. Freezing: These cookies freeze really well for up to 3 months. You can freeze them either frosted or unfrosted. Thaw them in the fridge.
  6. Nutritional information includes frosting. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 269IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg