Green Tea Almond Cookies

These buttery shortbread cookies have a delicate green tea flavour and would be just wonderful for an afternoon break. Not a fan of green tea? Well, these cookies might change your mind and lighten up your day!

  • 140 g All purpose flour
  • 100 g Ground almond
  • 15 g Matcha tea powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 200 g Butter, at room temperature
  • 100 g Icing sugar, sifted
  1. Whisk together the flour, ground almond, matcha powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Beat the butter until soften, then add in sifted icing sugar and beat until light and pale. Add in flour mixture and stir with a spatula until combined.
  2. Divide the dough into two portions. Place a large sheet of cling film on the work surface and place one portion of dough onto cling film. Fold the cling film so that the dough is completely covered. Lightly roll it until you get a log, about 5 cm in diameter. Wrap the other portion of dough with a cling flim too. Chill them at least 2 hours or overnight until thoroughly firm.
  3. Preheat the oven to 160C/320F. Line two baking trays with paper. Remove from the fridge, and slice the log into cookies, about 5 mm thick. Roll the other dough out to 5mm thickness and cut with cookie cutter. Place the cookies on the prepared trays and bake 15 minutes. Cool the cookies on wire racks.


Dr.Sameena Prathap
5/11/10 14:46

Hi Angie,

These cookies look awesome...i have heard of green tea ..It's good for cancer...should try it out...:)Great innovation dear...:)


Sharmilee! :) 5/11/10 14:47

What a lovely color and awesome cookies...Looks very tempting

Dimah 5/11/10 14:48

These cookies look great!

☺lani☺ 5/11/10 14:57

Yummy! Love green tea, but never tried with almonds. Happy Weekend Angie!

Yesim 5/11/10 14:58

looks so good and healthy as well..

TasteHongKong 5/11/10 15:15

Cookie and tea in one bite : )? Pairing it with almond also sounds interesting.

Belinda @zomppa 5/11/10 15:17

I love love love buttery almond cookies and the green tea only makes it more awesome.

Honey Bee Sweets 5/11/10 15:18

Thanks Angie! I am so gonna try this out next week!

Jennifurla 5/11/10 15:20

And they are a supr cool color, I couldnt resist

Umm Mymoonah 5/11/10 15:22

Both my favourites in the shape of a cookie, looks lovely. Can I use normal green tea bags for this recipe ?

Heavenly Housewife 5/11/10 15:24

These are so pretty, and green is my favorite color. This is a recipe I'd definitely want to try. Beautifully done!
*kisses* HH

Lynda 5/11/10 15:29

These sound yummy...I love green tea, and I love almond cookies, so they should be fantastic!

whatsfordinneracrossstatelines 5/11/10 15:41

I like green tea and cookies, these sound good to me! The almonds too. I like how vibrant they are. Gonna have to try these, x-mas is right around the corner when I turn my house into cookie central!

Pam 5/11/10 15:53

Love the color and I bet they're delicious!

ravienomnoms 5/11/10 15:55

ooo I bet those cookies are really good! I love almonds and green tea. It is only natural that I would like them together

Pegasuslegend 5/11/10 16:00

awesome cookie to add to the list for perfect Christmas color and healthy fun!

Anncoo 5/11/10 16:02

These are the two main ingredients, match powder and almond that I love most. There is an interesting matcha cookies in Okashi book, will definitely like to try both recipes including yours.

Susi 5/11/10 16:09

I love almond cookies but have never thought of mixing it with matcha powder! I bet it tastes wonderful, and the color is simply gorgeous!

blackbookkitchendiaries 5/11/10 16:13

this recipe sounds amaizing! i love how pretty this looks. thank you for sharing this.

Shirley @ Kokken69 5/11/10 16:22

Interesting recipe with Almond meal...

Lea Ann 5/11/10 16:36

I had green tea ice cream once that I fell in love with, so you know I'll be giving these a try. Thanks for sending along the recipe.

Roxan 5/11/10 16:38

Ooo, matcha is one of my most favorite ingredients. I have a section dedicated to it on my blog! Thank you for this recipe, i haven't done any baking lately and have been on the look for something good to bake.

Jeannie 5/11/10 16:48

Oh my goodness! THose matcha cookies are so gorgeous! Love the rich green of the cookies!

jess @ j3ss kitch3n 5/11/10 16:58

delicious green tea cookies!! my favorite anytime of the day!!!!

Cooking Gallery 5/11/10 17:23

Cookies with matcha powder sound very delectable, Angie...!

srividhya Ravikumar 5/11/10 17:23

wonderful looking cookies... love the colour..

Stella 5/11/10 18:27

Pretty Angie! I keep forgetting to get some green tea powder. Maybe these will help me to remember;)

lululu 5/11/10 19:26

a very special and i believe very tasty cookie

BakingWithoutaBox 5/11/10 19:32

At first I thought "funny looking" with a giggle then my grown up brain kicked in and realized what a refreshing looking tea time cookie. That recipe looks wonderful!

Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) 5/11/10 19:53

I love trying different desserts, and I can confidently say that I've never eaten a green cookie before, but I'd LOVE to try one! These look delicious. Thanks for sharing, Angie.

Ananda Rajashekar 5/11/10 20:07

OH I am a big fan of green tea those cute start shaped cookies :)

Ally 5/11/10 20:25

first time here and i must say i simple love your space, the recipes...all of it!

Michael Toa 5/11/10 20:26

those cookies look so delicious. I just saved the recipe and will give this a try soon :) Thank you for the nice comment on Chef Dennis' and my blog. I look forward to reading more of your delicious posts. Have a great weekend!

Chef E 5/11/10 20:32

Gosh these sound and look great! I have to try this. I made fermented plum cookies once with rice pudding, I bet these would work too, thanks for sharing!

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather 5/11/10 20:48

I love the green color in these cookies.. I bet they taste great too :)

Elisabeth 5/11/10 21:34

Not only good cookies, but healthy cholesterol, since no eggs are added. I will have to get the green tea powder in our local Asian market, since they don't sell this in our local supermarket.
Unusual and yummy cookies...beautil green color!

Nitha 5/11/10 21:39

that looks so great..

Rachana 5/11/10 22:01

These cookies look so gorgeous. Love the green colour :-)

Tanantha @ I Just Love My Apron 5/11/10 22:04

I love green tea!! I was talking to my friend who likes green tea same as me that we should try to bake something with green tea together soon. This is perfect! I like that you tie them together with the rope. Make them even more prettier.

Priya 5/11/10 22:09

Woww wat a catchy cookies...beautiful colour..

Sue 5/11/10 22:14

Some of my family members like green tea..they would be pleasantly surprised with these cookies! :)

Joudie's Mood Food 5/11/10 22:32

How gorgeous are these biscuits. Definitely somethign to cheer you up with a lovely cup of tea! Beautiful and i love the colour!

lisa 5/11/10 23:15

Just the other day, I was thinking of making green tea cookies. These sound great with the almonds and perfect with a cup of tea!

lisaiscooking 5/11/10 23:15

Just the other day, I was thinking of making green tea cookies. These sound great with the almonds and perfect with a cup of tea!

marla {family fresh cooking} 5/11/10 23:31

I love matcha green tea, so there is no question I would adore these sweet treats - dunked in a cup of green tea of course!

Chow and Chatter 6/11/10 02:28

wow these look amazing fun color, thanks for always being a great support in the food blogging world Rebecca

Treat and Trick 6/11/10 02:38

Lovely color, great combo and looks yum..

Elin 6/11/10 02:48

I love matcha :) these are great tea and almond goes well. I know I would love it :)

Amy 6/11/10 03:32

These sound wonderful! Green tea and almond, what a heavenly combination!

Lacey 6/11/10 06:59

Great photos! You should totally submit this to!

Lisa H. 6/11/10 08:13

Nice cookies... trying to imagine the taste... yum yum

zurin 6/11/10 08:42

I just love anything green. My next cookies will have to be green. I have bought green tea powder to make them ! :)

MaryMoh 6/11/10 09:37

I love almond cookies. Yours look really pretty and delicious with the matcha powder added. I must try one day. This would be good to serve during Chinese New Year....coming soon :D Thanks very much for dropping by while I was away. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Angie's Recipes 6/11/10 11:15

@Umm Mymoonah
Yes, but the colour and taste would be different.

Joanne 6/11/10 12:02

I saw these on either tastespotting or foodgawker the other day and not knowing whose recipe they were, made a mental note to check out the post. And now here they are! These sound absolutely delicious! I have some green tea that I need to use up and infusing it into cookies sounds like a great idea!

Donna-FFW 6/11/10 12:16

I adore the color on these cookies. And green tea.. so healthy .. we can eat unlimited amounts, no?

Faith 6/11/10 14:30

I am definitely going to make these! Love the flavors of green tea and almonds in them!

Torviewtoronto 6/11/10 15:39

beautiful delicious cookies

Monet 6/11/10 17:46

Wow Angie! These look adorable (I love the stars) and I'm sure they taste even better! I've been wanting to get my hands on some green tea powder. This recipe is great motivation. Thank you for sharing with me!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy 6/11/10 20:08

I have to disagree with most of the readers. I think these look disgusting! However, I'm sure they taste wonderful! :-)

Reeni 7/11/10 00:17

If you could see me now Angie you would see my mouth open in disbelief at Debbi's comment! That is an awful thing to say! I don't see anything bad over the way they look. I think they are delicious looking given my love of green tea!

scrambledhenfruit 7/11/10 02:04

Love the color! I bet these would be great with a cup of tea!

kitchen flavours 7/11/10 02:45

I love green tea, your cookies looks really good. Would love to have some of this for tea!

Dishesdone 7/11/10 04:17

Not a fan of tea, but I love cookies, so I would never turn these down, they look delicious!

foodtravelandwine 7/11/10 04:28

A wonderful idea!!.....and great flavour too!!....Abrazotes, Marcela

Angie's Recipes 7/11/10 06:52

Reeni, thanks. I know there are people just dislike GREEN or green in the sweets. That's okay.
But I am really glad to know that we have one more thing in common: we adore green tea.

LimeCake 7/11/10 09:26

i love matcha! and anything matcha-flavoured is totally delicious!

Dajana 7/11/10 11:10

they look totally delicious. I really wish I had some matcha tea now.

Vegolicious 7/11/10 11:57

I love green tea and how you've used it in these cute cookies.

I’d love for you to submit one of your beautiful photos, and a link to your post, to my new vegetarian photo gallery showcasing the best vegetarian dishes and recipes on the web.

janet@gourmet traveller 88 7/11/10 13:45

hi angie, your green tea cookies look very pretty. i hv alot green tea powder at home. should give a try when hv time. regards from me n baby marc

My Little Space 7/11/10 14:02

Wow, the colour is gorgeous! I bet they are so delicious! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ 7/11/10 14:16

Buttery + green tea flavor ,u totallu had me with these babies !!
Look so pretty too!

alison 7/11/10 16:20

about red-purple pasta ,we have green cookies,oh ,angie,you have only brilliand ideas!

Cheah 7/11/10 17:11

These cookies look so sumptuous. Good idea to make these for X'mas and CNY! So kind of you to share, Angie!

Fimère 7/11/10 17:11

ils sont beaux et surement délicieux
bonne journée

Catherine 7/11/10 18:59

Oh my goodness Angie what a lovely idea! These cookies look and sound wonderful!
I'm going to bookmark this and try it soon!
Hugs & Blessings~

Emily Z 7/11/10 20:54

Wow, these cookies are lovely! I love the flavor of green tea, I am sure these taste wonderful!

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) 7/11/10 22:39

Green tea and almond are such a wonderful combination. Timely post for holiday baking!

Gulmohar 7/11/10 22:42

That's a cool combo..Love green tea ,but never had it like this :-)

Foodessa 8/11/10 01:13

Funny that you made it a point to mention that maybe someone would not be a fan of green tea...I actually force myself to drink it for my health. Now, those cookies...they would probably go a long way to make me even heathier?!?

Ciao for now,

denies @ quickies on the dinner table 8/11/10 04:30

I don't need convincing that this is a mouthwatering combination - I love almonds and matcha together and bake such cookies frequently. Lovely photos!!!

Mother Rimmy 8/11/10 05:06

Fantastic color! Your pictures due these cookie justice!

3 hungry tummies 8/11/10 05:18

OMG! send me 2 dozens please!

Elizabeth and Jared 8/11/10 06:10

A few times I have been presented with Green Tea flavoured foods and every time I turn my nose up at it - Until i taste it. Green tea never seems to let me down. I love the photos and your presentation is great.

Jo 8/11/10 06:30

The colours of the cookies look great and I am sure they are delicious too. Great pairing using matcha and almond.

Yummy Team 8/11/10 07:09

Lovely cookies..Great color!

Jess @ Bakericious 8/11/10 09:06

The color of cookies look nice!

Cake Duchess 8/11/10 12:27

These cookies look gorgeous. I love green tea. Thank you for sharing the recipe:)

Evan @swEEts 8/11/10 15:26

I love the color of these cookies! I really need to buy some matcha powder.. I say that every time I see one of these recipes!

Biren @ Roti n Rice 8/11/10 15:54

How did I miss this one? These cookies sound absolutely fabulous! I love matcha cookies. Wish I could have one now.

abakerscauldron 8/11/10 22:38

Wow! I love matcha green tea and I'm pretty sure I'd love these cookies just the same. Thanks for sharing!

OohLookBel 8/11/10 23:42

I've been searching for a green tea cookie recipe and now, thanks to you, I've found it! Love the groovy green colour!

OysterCulture 9/11/10 01:06

Oh my goodness, these look simply spectacular - you've done it again!

Bridgett 9/11/10 17:41

These are so creative. I am definitely a fan of green tea and adore cookies like this. Thanks for sharing, I would love to try these.

Joy 9/11/10 20:18

I'm totally loving this recipe.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 10/11/10 15:08

Matcha and almond -- what a great combination of flavors. Since I just made several cookie crumb crusts, I'm thinking these would make an interesting cheesecake crumb crust, too. And of course they'd be delicious for snacking on plain.

jennaseverythingblog 10/11/10 19:15

I've also heard that green tea is good for cancer--I should make some for one of my family members who just had a bout with breast cancer.
The cookies look funky, but great!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 10/11/10 20:07

Those must be very addictive!



Raina 11/11/10 03:30

These look wonderful. A very unique and delicious looking cookie. I wish I had one right now:)

Terrianne, Call me Ree 14/11/10 00:48

I drink a big pot of green tea every morning and these gorgeous cookies would go perfectly with it. Yum!

Shirley 23/11/10 04:51

I love green tea ice cream, so I'm thinking matcha must mean great cookies too! Thanks for sharing.

Pavithra 23/11/10 14:42

Wow green tea flavor is my fav and sure will try it out and i cannot say how cute and beautiful it looks.

Voz Portuguesa 16/1/11 16:04

These look very good. Will try them, indeed. :)

Thak you,
Carla Matador
Detox Diet

Angela 28/1/11 03:54

These look divine. Tea in cookies is a brilliant idea!

Rosita Vargas 21/5/11 22:36

Exquisitas galletas muy originales ,tengo un té en mi jardín,es muy aromático quiero prepararlas,cada día me maravillo mucho más con tus recetas bien elaboradas,tengo que estar aquí,cariños y abrazos,buen fin de semana junto a tu familia.

Dara Lee 12/2/12 00:18

I made these, but they pancaked out into wafer like things rather than staying plump like cookies! Does anyone have any ideas on why that might be??

Angie's Recipes 12/2/12 07:00

@Dara Lee

If it spreads too much, the dough may be too soft. Well chill them before cutting.


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