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Matcha Green Tea Chocolate Chip Cookies

March 1, 2015

Whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or any day, these Matcha Green Tea Chocolate Chip Cookies will answer your green cookie dreams! They’re taking chocolate chip cookies up to a whole new level. Plus they’re gluten-free!

Whether you're celebrating St. Patrick's Day or any day, these Matcha Green Tea Chocolate Chip Cookies will answer your green cookie dreams! They're taking chocolate chip cookies up to a whole new level. Plus they're gluten-free!If these cookies aren’t a tip off that St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, then you are either not as big a fan of St. Paddy’s Day as I am, or your eyes have frozen shut in this arctic tundra weather.

I feel pretty strongly that green food ought to be eaten all day every day, but for obvious reasons I am sharing these today. They’ve also got me reminiscing on past St. Paddy’s Day debaucheries…

Whether you're celebrating St. Patrick's Day or any day, these Matcha Green Tea Chocolate Chip Cookies will answer your green cookie dreams! They're taking chocolate chip cookies up to a whole new level. Plus they're gluten-free!In my 25 years I have accumulated my fair share of St. Paddy’s Day stories. From infamous green beer food poisoning with Eseids (it totally wasn’t the green beer but drinking it certainly didn’t help) to passing out well before 6:00 PM every year, St. Paddy’s Day has yet to disappoint.

I love any holiday where it’s acceptable to day drink and be in bed at a reasonable hour. I also love coming up with natural ways to colour food, so basically St. Paddy’s Day is my jam. Green pancakes anyone?

I strongly suspect that this year will be no different. Considering I will be celebrating in the heartland of St. Patrick, this is just about guaranteed.

Whether you're celebrating St. Patrick's Day or any day, these Matcha Green Tea Chocolate Chip Cookies will answer your green cookie dreams! They're taking chocolate chip cookies up to a whole new level. Plus they're gluten-free!This year C and I will be visiting our best friends who are currently living in Dublin. When the fantastic four are together, it is always an epic time but when you throw in the whole throngs of people drinking on the streets of Ireland I’m gonna guess that this trip is going to be one for the memory books.

These Matcha Green Tea Chocolate Chip Cookies were made in prep for the trip. I needed to get my green cookies down so I could pack a suitcase full of them for Sab and Sam, and I wanted to make sure that matcha in cookies tastes as awesome as they sound. FTR, they do.

Sab loves her green tea ice cream and chocolate is her faveeeee so these were made entirely for her! I’ll keep you guys posted on how they go over, if I make it out alive…


Matcha Green Tea Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 20 cookies 1x



  1. In a large bowl combine oat flour, baking soda, sea salt and coconut sugar.
  2. In a separate bowl combine coconut oil, applesauce, egg and vanilla.
  3. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry.
  4. Stir in matcha powder.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in fridge for 1 hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  8. Scoop out balls and flatten onto a parchment or silicone-lined baking sheet.
  9. Place 1 tray into the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool on tray for 5 minutes.
  11. Place on a wire rack to cool completely.
  12. Repeat until all batter has been used.
  13. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Whether you're celebrating St. Patrick's Day or any day, these Matcha Green Tea Chocolate Chip Cookies will answer your green cookie dreams! They're taking chocolate chip cookies up to a whole new level. Plus they're gluten-free!Thoughts on St. Patrick’s Day? Any words of wisdom for surviving St. Paddy’s in Dublin?


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  • Reply
    Irina @ Miss Irina
    March 1, 2015 at 10:11 am

    I JUST posted a beauty recipe using matcha green tea! I guess we’re both in the St. Patrick’s Day mindset 🙂

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    Heather Mason @NuttyNutrition
    March 1, 2015 at 11:49 am

    yummy, I love matcha! These cookies look delicious! Have fun in Dublin!!

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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    March 1, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    St. Patty’s Day in Dublin? Now that sounds fun! I always enjoyed celebrating in university, but since finishing I haven’t been able to celebrate it. And this year it falls during the week that I’m training for my new job, so I’ll probably be lame and skip it this year too.

    Maybe I’ll celebrate with this cookies though. I’m posting a matcha recipe this month too, so I have some leftover matcha powder to make these with.

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    Les | Balanced Berry
    March 1, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    You guys are going to have a blast! Ireland is definitely on my list of places I must visit.

    Also, I LOVE matcha. So tasty. And I’m sure it’s even better in cookie form!

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    March 2, 2015 at 12:19 am

    Gotta love your matcha!

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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    March 2, 2015 at 4:12 am

    I NEED to get my hands on matcha- It’s everywhere. Okay, just Lee’s blog.

    So jel you’re going to be there for St.Patty’s there. You should go on a drink fast during the time there 😛

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    Cassie @ Almost Getting it Together
    March 2, 2015 at 9:28 am

    I would say an IV might be a good idea for surviving St Paddy’s Day. I don’t know about Ireland but I know in the US my med-school friends wouldn’t ever give me an IV after a long night of drinking.

    Also this is the first year in 3 year I haven’t had to listen to people argue via social media on St Pattys vs St Paddys.

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    March 2, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Green beer food poisoning?! Oh my, what a St. Paddy’s Day experience. I’d be hardpressed to drink another green beer in my life if that happened, and stick to all the matcha cookies! I have yet to bake with matcha and really need to action that plan soon! Love these healthful cookies and can’t wait to try em!

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    March 2, 2015 at 10:28 am

    These look awesome!! I’ve been thinking that I want to come up with a Paddy’s Day recipe with matcha . . . You’ll love Dublin – just soak it all in:) And then go to Gallway for a couple days if you can!! Couple hours away and a nice change in pace from Dublin.

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    March 2, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Great idea for adding green without the extra dye!
    I’m excited to be in Boston this year for St. Patty’s day but I’m sure Dublin will be amazing. I traveled there briefly whilst abroad and loved it even though it was awful awful weather so I guess that says something! Have a hard cider for me <3 (if that's your thing)

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    Alexis @ Hummusapien
    March 2, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Holy moly you’re going to Dublin?! How amazing!! You should bring me (and these cookies) in your suitcase jus sayinnnn.

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    Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    March 2, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Omg you are going to be in Ireland for St. Paddy’s Day?!!! That’s awesome! Have a fabulous time!

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    March 3, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Can I dip these cookies in Guinness instead of milk?

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    Chantelle | naked cuisine
    March 4, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Always stay away from the green beer…unless is dyed with like kale or something! Haha I love matcha treats, for some reason their greenness makes them disappear less quickly. I think the hubs assumes their made with spinach or something…

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    Erica @ The Monday Lineup
    March 6, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    OMG THE GREEN BEER. will forever live in infamy!! these cookies look way better for my stomach for 100 reasons! although knowing my baking skills they will look….slightly worse than the pretty photos you posted 🙂

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      Davida Kugelmass
      March 6, 2015 at 1:48 pm

      Ugh that green beer! Wish I could ship you a million of these!!! LOVE YOU!

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    Tjasa @ Sprinkle of Cinnamon
    March 9, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    These look absolutely amazing!! And will all that gluten and sugar free ingredients list they are practically healthy cookies :). Enjoy Dublin, I heard it’s a really nice place to visit.

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    March 12, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    I drink green tea and relax.
    green tea and a smoothie- wow i love this!

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    March 26, 2015 at 3:36 am

    That’s a smart way of loonikg at the world.

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    Taste USA
    April 1, 2015 at 1:06 am

    My husband is gf, so I’m always looking for good recipes. These are fantastic. I exchanged the butter for some coconut oil, and they turned out picture perfect and delicious. A little kosher salt on top doesn’t hurt either.

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    April 6, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Thank you for cooking.

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    Sittideat Kitporkha
    April 8, 2015 at 5:39 am

    Thank for sharing.
    Looks really yummy

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    May 26, 2015 at 2:57 am

    This recipe is interesting!!!

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    Sarah Berneche
    June 1, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I have so much oat flour leftover from Fuel Tribe and figured you’d have a cookie recipe on here calling for it. Voila, magic. Totally making these.

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    September 6, 2015 at 11:40 am

    I baked these today following the recipe. They look great, but we found them to be quite dry and granular. Any suggestions?

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    January 9, 2016 at 7:32 am

    Is the cooking time 315F or 375F? I can’t tell if that is a one or a seven?

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    Emily Kwok
    January 26, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Just discovered your blog and I absolutely love your recipes! Can’t wait to try this cookie recipe out 🙂

    xxx Emily

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      Davida Kugelmass
      January 27, 2016 at 8:41 am

      Aw thank you Emily! I’m so happy you stopped by! Enjoy the cookies 🙂

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    March 8, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    thanks, Davida! i’m trying this recipe tonight 🙂 any ideas what i could use to substitute for the apple sauce?

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    November 19, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Hi these sound really good! Can you sub pure cane sugar for the coconut sugar?

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    November 30, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Hi Davida, just baked these today and they didn’t turn out green. It was chocolate brown instead. I followed the steps but altered some ingredients as it was the only thing available (used vegetable oil, and light brown sugar). Before baking them, they had a green hue, but after baking 10 mins it was chocolate brown :(. Does coco oil keep the green color? The flavour is perfect, it’s my kind of cookie.

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    April 27, 2018 at 5:55 am

    O M G that receipe looks awesome ! I’m a huge matcha lover and I knew it was possible to make some fluffy cakes with but I did not know about cookies. I’ll test it soon with my Uji powder. Thanks ! :p

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