Thursday, March 17, 2011
Matcha Cookies For The Green
I can't say we celebrate St. Patrick's Day here. Yes, I wear green (I don't like to get pinched...oh, that reminds me, I need to pinch the illustrator he is rebelling today with no green). I have a four leaf clover tattoo, so I wear green all the time. Truth be told, it is my favorite color. I also eat my greens...ALL...THE...TIME. So, when I started to think about what in the world I could make to celebrate the holiday, I was having a hard time. Honestly, I only cared because the kids asked. It finally came to me this morning. I decided to make matcha cookies!

I took my snickerdoodle dough ball recipe...


 made a few changes and added some green tea.


These little treats came together so quickly.


I love a quick treat.


They are dense, chewy and slightly sweet with a hint of green tea. Perfect for our afternoon treats. Do you do afternoon treats or is it just our family that act like 2 year olds and need a snack at 3:00 everyday?


I loved the color combination on these and I will definitely make them again with other colors.

Matcha Cookies
(makes 19)

1 cup white rice flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
1/2 cup brown rice Flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1 /4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
5 TBSP sugar
1/4 cup egg white (or TBSP flax meal mixed with 3 TBSP hot water or 1 egg)
10 drops vanilla stevia (or 2 TBSP sugar)
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 TBSP almond milk
2 tsp matcha green tea powder

2 TBSP sugar for rolling the dough balls

Combine the white rice flour through the 5 TBSP sugar in a mixing bowl. Next add the egg through the almond milk and mix until combined. Split the dough in half and place the halves in separate bowls. Mix the matcha with one half of the dough until completely combined. Using a small scoop, scoop a little bit of the white dough and a little bit of the green dough into the scoop. Roll the dough to form a ball and then roll it in the sugar. Place the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes. 


Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? I never really have since I don't like beer (I know shocking) and really isn't that what it's about? We decided to have fish n' chips tonight since the illustrator hasn't had that in years and he loves it. So, I am heating up the oil again...ugh, I hate fried foods. See what I do for love?

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posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 5:07 PM  
36 Comments:
  • At March 17, 2011 at 5:12 PM, Blogger VeggieGirl said…

    Oooh fabulous cookies! I celebrated today by wearing green bracelets and giving my parents and Suave Slav some St. Patrick's Day cards :)

     
  • At March 17, 2011 at 5:13 PM, Anonymous Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said…

    Haha...I definitely need an afternoon snack! I don't mind being five years old :-)

    I'm wearing green to avoid the pinches, but that's about the extent of my celebration :-)

     
  • At March 17, 2011 at 5:16 PM, Anonymous Holly @ couchpotatoathlete said…

    Cute idea!

    I didn't wear green today -- oops. I have a green water bottle though, does that kind of count?

    We aren't really celebrating tonight -- I'm making dinner and we'll probably hang out at home!

     
  • At March 17, 2011 at 5:16 PM, Anonymous Kelly said…

    These look yum! I don't have green on or anything. No celebrating. Eh...call me a St. Patty's Day scrooge.

     
  • At March 17, 2011 at 5:21 PM, Blogger Alayna said…

    Yum, matchadoodles! I completely forget to wear green today, no incidents yet.

     
  • At March 17, 2011 at 5:23 PM, Blogger Lisa said…

    Those look amazing! I love cookies in general, and these really look great.

    I am not so into St. Pat's...no beer for this lady!

     
  • At March 17, 2011 at 5:34 PM, Anonymous Kristina @ spabettie said…

    YUM these look so good. I have not had a snickerdoodle in far too long, and I love matcha. bookmarking this!

    I'm not really a St Patty's Day fan at all... I eat a lot of green food, so posting green today was easy... I did make some bright green cupcakes today, though.

    Mmm, fish + chips sound so good - have a great night!! <3

     
  • At March 17, 2011 at 5:34 PM, Anonymous Lauren (PB&G) said…

    Isn't matcha just great? I'm addicted to baked goods with matcha! These look delish!

     
  • At March 17, 2011 at 6:25 PM, Anonymous Jess@HealthyExposures said…

    I almost "awwed" out loud as I imagined you all sitting down together for an afternoon snack. I always have an afternoon snack, but it's usually alone, haha.
    The cookies look wonderful!! I love having a "base" recipe that you can flavor just about any way you want.
    No beer for me, either. It's something I've nevvver had a taste for, even when I did drink. I'd always think "I'll acquire a taste for it. I WILL like beer..." but no. Just no...haha.

     
  • At March 17, 2011 at 7:03 PM, Anonymous Amy B @ Second City Randomness said…

    I sort of did my little st. patty's "hurrah" last weekend. And even then, I wasn't out there like everyone else... never was my thing. I don't really get it...

    I celebrated today with bday cake. And someone gave me a massive bakery cookie. WHich totally ruined my dinner. shucks...

     
  • At March 17, 2011 at 7:04 PM, Anonymous lee said…

    I used to be a big fan of drinking green beer and all of that, but now I'd much rather eat green cake or cookies like yours.

    I did wear a green shirt today.

     
  • At March 17, 2011 at 7:24 PM, Blogger Emily said…

    I did wear green today and I'm going out for a Guinness soon. :) I could definitely go for one of your cookies, though!

     
  • At March 17, 2011 at 7:37 PM, Anonymous Heather (Where's the Beach) said…

    I wore a green necklace so that was about it for me. Those cookies look great. What's the difference between the white and brown rice flours?

     
  • At March 17, 2011 at 7:57 PM, Anonymous Mary @ Bites and Bliss said…

    Anything snickerdoodle is worth indulging in!! Those look great. I mainly celebrated today by eating a ton of green foods, wearing a green necklace (I forgot to bring anything else green home), and we're making a traditional Irish meal tonight!

     
  • At March 17, 2011 at 8:03 PM, Blogger Fallon said…

    Your snickerdoodle dough balls sounds delicious! Now that I have xanthan gum I need to experience it more in baking then just adding it to my green smoothies!

     
  • At March 17, 2011 at 8:20 PM, Anonymous Lauren @ Spiced Plate said…

    These look lovely! I totally need a snack at 3 -- I usually have a handful of almonds or something along those lines.

    I'm 100% Italian, so I don't really do St. Patty's day...in a couple of days I have St. Joseph's Day, so I'll wear red. :)

     
  • At March 17, 2011 at 8:35 PM, Blogger Lindsay and James Cotter said…

    ahhh, yum yum! I love the matcha. YOure so clever, as always!

     
  • At March 17, 2011 at 9:09 PM, Anonymous Pure2raw twins said…

    Cookies look amazing!!

    We had some green socca of course :) Although I did not wear any green, haha

     
  • At March 17, 2011 at 9:27 PM, Blogger Heather said…

    Those cookies look so chewy!! Yum.
    And we're an afternoon snack family, too. Though, I try to hold out until at least 3:30. :)

     
  • At March 17, 2011 at 9:55 PM, Blogger Amy said…

    YUM!!! I love green tea!!! And nope, we're definitely a bunch of toddlers round here come 3pm!!! The entire family can't survive the afternoon without snackage!!

     
  • At March 17, 2011 at 10:21 PM, Blogger Kelsey said…

    i was hoping someone would make something with Matcha for St.Patty's Day! perfectly shaped little cookies, i bet this is what a luck leprechaun might find at the end of a rainbow hehe <3 <3

     
  • At March 17, 2011 at 10:54 PM, Blogger Megan said…

    I don't "celebrate" St. Patrick's day besides wearing something green. Some people are SO into it though, which is always a little odd to me. Good for them though, I guess, finding joy in the little things :)

     
  • At March 18, 2011 at 1:07 AM, Anonymous Kate (What Kate is Cooking) said…

    I don't like beer either! I thought I was the only one :)

     
  • At March 18, 2011 at 10:36 AM, Anonymous Nicole, RD said…

    Don't like beer?!!? I had a few beers and that was the extent of my celebrating. Darn hubby that doesn't like corned beef OR cabagge!

    The cookies look SO good!

     
  • At March 18, 2011 at 12:44 PM, Blogger gfe--gluten free easily said…

    Great idea for cookies! I have green eyes (they count right?), but I also wore malachite earrings and a jacket that had green in it yesterday. No celebration this year ... it just depends on the year and who's around. ;-)

    Shirley

     
  • At March 18, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Anonymous MelissaNibbles said…

    I like that you didn't use food coloring to add green. Lovely!

    Hope The Illustrator pinched you back ;)

     
  • At March 18, 2011 at 1:28 PM, Anonymous Alisa said…

    Those are adorable! Honestly, something makes food that much more enjoyable when it looks as good as it tastes.

     
  • At March 18, 2011 at 5:58 PM, Anonymous Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather said…

    Oh yum these look so good! I didnt make anything fun for St. Pattys day, but it's never to late to eat more green!

     
  • At March 19, 2011 at 9:07 AM, Anonymous Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table said…

    I want to see the tattoo! :)

     
  • At March 19, 2011 at 9:16 AM, Anonymous Pure2raw Twins said…

    YUM YUM these cookies look great!!! We enjoyed some green socca :) haha

    We passed on a blog award to you today :) http://www.pure2raw.com/2011/03/4-minute-bodyrocktv-workout/

     
  • At March 19, 2011 at 3:27 PM, Anonymous Averie said…

    just dropping by to say hi and wish you a great weekend with your family :)

     
  • At March 19, 2011 at 9:59 PM, Blogger Peggy said…

    These little cookies look fabulous! I love the coloring on them! And trust me... you're not the only ones who need a snack everyday!

     
  • At March 20, 2011 at 1:06 PM, Anonymous Madeline - Greens and Jeans said…

    I ALWAYS need a snack. Colin laughs at me because I always carry food around with me

     
  • At March 20, 2011 at 4:59 PM, Anonymous Christin@purplebirdblog said…

    Those cookies look great... I have green in a couple of my tattoos as well, so I'm always safe from pinching ;)

     
  • At March 20, 2011 at 7:15 PM, Blogger Lele said…

    What a FUN recipe! I should've made these for the kids I work with- they would've thought green cookies were awesome!

     
  • At March 24, 2011 at 11:48 AM, Blogger Lauren said…

    These look so good! I really want to make them. Your pictures are always amazing!

     
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