Green up Christmas with healthy and delicious matcha tea cookie recipes! Try all 6 different variants!

Do you think that green is primarily the color of Easter?

You are not quite right, a fresh green color can also appear on the Christmas table.

Get inspired by our matcha cookie recipes!

It not only has an unusual color, but is also tasty and healthy.

Just add a small amount of this miracle powder to the dough.

Unusual green matcha candy

Thanks to the matcha tea, this tasty Christmas cookie is not only full of antioxidants, but also gluten-free thanks to the ingredients used.


  • 1 tbsp matcha tea
  • 3/4 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 100 g chopped white chocolate
  • garnish for sprinkling


  1. Mix the almond flour, oat flour, cornstarch, matcha tea and salt in a bowl.
  2. In another bowl, beat the butter, then slowly add the powdered sugar and beat until well combined.
  3. Add the vanilla and beat again until smooth.
  4. With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients and beat until completely smooth.
  5. Shape the resulting dough into a ball, wrap in foil and chill in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
  6. Roll out the cooled dough with a rolling pin to a thickness of about half a centimeter.
  7. Use the cutters to cut out trees or other shapes.
  8. Transfer the matcha cookies to a paper-lined baking sheet.
  9. Put the cookie sheet in the freezer for at least 10 minutes.
  10. Preheat the oven to 170°C.
  11. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  12. Melt the white chocolate in a water bath.
  13. After cooling, decorate with chocolate glaze and sugar sprinkles.
Unusual Christmas pastries with matcha tea.

Try our other cookies without white flour ! You will see that Christmas pastries are just as tasty and you can’t tell the difference.

Matcha Christmas wheels with chocolate

Are you a chocolate lover? Try its combination with matcha powder!


  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 cups chopped dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon of matcha powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon of rapeseed oil
  • decorating


  1. In a bowl, mix the flour, two tablespoons of matcha powder and salt.
  2. In a mixer, beat the butter and powdered sugar until smooth.
  3. Gradually add the flour and mix until combined.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, wrap it in cling film and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  6. Roll out the cooled dough with a rolling pin and cut out the desired shapes with cutters.
  7. Place the candy on baking sheets lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer for 5 minutes before putting in the oven.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  9. Allow the matcha cookies to cool.
  10. In the meantime, melt the chocolate in a water bath, add a teaspoon of oil and then dip each piece of candy into it.
  11. At the end, you can add decorations and also sprinkle a small amount of matcha on the cookies.
Christmas wheels with chocolate and green tea.

Don’t know what chocolate to cover your cookies with? Prepare a royal, mirror or white with us!

Unbaked matcha cookies with coconut

It is best to store these unbaked Christmas matcha balls in the freezer.


  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup cashew nut butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter
  • 2-4 pitted dates
  • 1-2 teaspoons of matcha powder

For decoration

  • 2 Tbsp coconut butter
  • 2 tablespoons of grated coconut


  1. Put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until a thick but formable dough is formed.
  2. If the mixture is too thick or crumbly, add more cashew butter or more dates.
  3. If the mixture is too wet, add more almond flour.
  4. When the dough is ready, take one tablespoon and carefully shape it into a ball.
  5. Repeat the process with the whole dough.
  6. At the end, wrap the balls in grated coconut or put them in the fridge to cool for 10-15 minutes and then cover them with warmed coconut butter.
No-bake balls with matcha tea and coconut.

These matcha balls are far from the only unbaked sweets you can enrich this Christmas with. Try other variants of unbaked Christmas pastries !

Christmas trees with green Japanese tea

Beautiful “three-dimensional” Christmas pastries that will be the envy of everyone. It tastes as good as it looks.


  • 2 and 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of matcha tea
  • 1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • powdered sugar for sprinkling
  • 1/4 cup melted white chocolate
  • 10 whole almonds for decoration


  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter, matcha tea and sugar until fluffy.
  2. Add the egg, egg yolk and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  5. Wrap the dough in foil and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 160°C and line a baking tray with paper.
  7. Roll out the dough to a thickness of about half a centimeter and cut out stars or snowflakes in several different sizes so that you can make a tree out of them.
  8. Place the cut shapes on a baking sheet in the freezer for 10 minutes, then bake for approximately 8 minutes.
  9. Assemble the cooled candy into the shape of a tree and glue the individual shapes together with melted white chocolate.
  10. Finish the top of each tree with almonds and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Christmas cookies in the shape of trees with matcha tea, almonds and white chocolate.

Matcha Linz candy

Linecké has long been among the most popular Christmas pastries. Bake it this year in an unconventional green version!


  • 2 and 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons of matcha tea
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • marmalade of your choice for sticking


  1. In a mixer, beat the butter and powdered sugar until foamy.
  2. Add the egg, vanilla and almond extract.
  3. Add the flour, matcha powder and salt.
  4. Divide the resulting dough in half and wrap it in plastic film.
  5. Leave to cool in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  6. Unwrap the first part of the dough and roll it to a thickness of half a centimeter.
  7. Transfer the matcha cookies to a paper-lined baking sheet.
  8. Work similarly with the second part of the dough, only cut one more hole in the cookie using a small cookie cutter.
  9. Place both trays in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  10. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  11. Bake the line macha for approximately 15 minutes.
  12. After the cookies have cooled, connect them using the marmalade.
Green Christmas cookies from Linz.

Christmas wreaths with matcha tea

A very interesting and non-traditional candy in the shape of small Christmas wreaths. Try it, you will see that there is nothing complicated about it!


  • 115 g plain flour
  • 100 g of butter
  • 50 g of powdered sugar
  • 20 g of almond flour
  • 25 g of whipped cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons of matcha tea

For the frosting

  • 1 egg white
  • 150 g of powdered sugar

For decoration

  • dried cranberries
  • chopped pistachios


  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together.
  2. Beat the butter with the powdered sugar in a mixer.
  3. Then whip the whipped cream into their mixture.
  4. Add the other dry ingredients and make a soft dough.
  5. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  6. Put the dough mixture in a piping bag with a tip and start to press the dough onto the baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  7. Then put the tray in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  8. This step will keep the shape of the matcha cookies.
  9. Bake in a preheated oven for approximately 15 minutes.
  10. When the cookies have cooled, make a frosting from the egg whites and sugar, then decorate and sprinkle with cranberries and pistachios.
Christmas wreaths with green Japanese tea, pistachios and dried cranberries.

Matcha and baking

Matcha is a popular type of green tea with a long tradition. Of course, it has its roots in Asia, specifically in Japan, and is often associated with, for example, samurai and Buddhist monks. Its secret lies in the fact that fresh tea leaves are ground into a very fine powder during preparation.

The result is a tea with a beautiful emerald green color and a unique taste and aroma. Matcha contains a whole range of health-promoting substances, especially a large amount of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins.

Adding matcha powder to dough is very popular in Japanese cuisine. Baking matcha cookies has recently become popular in Europe, which immediately catches the eye with its beautiful green color. Just add a small amount of matcha powder to the dough and proceed as usual.

Just be careful that matcha Christmas cookies should not be baked too far ahead of time. After approximately three to four weeks, the candy starts to become slightly bitter.

Milan & Ondra

We are both fans of good food and enjoy cooking. On this website, we want to inspire you with traditional, but also less common recipes. We will be happy if you try our recipes and let us know how you liked them. Bon appetite! :)

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