These delicious keto matcha cookies are made with simple ingredients allowing for the green tea flavor of matcha to shine.
With only 1.2 net carbs this low-carb matcha cookie recipe is perfect for a matcha lover looking for ways to gain the health benefits of green tea while on a keto diet.
I love that these matcha green tea coconut cookies have a mild unique matcha flavor and a beautiful green hue.
They make a great treat year-round and are especially welcomed on St. Patrick’s Day when their vibrant green color makes the perfect snack.
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Keto Matcha Cookies
This recipe is super easy to make and doesn’t require the use of a cookie cutter. So there is no need to roll the dough to make these ketogenic cookies.
It’s a much healthier option than regular cookies since it is low in carbs and has no added sugar. Plus, it uses real matcha tea powder.
I recommend you use a quality matcha tea powder to ensure no bitter taste. It’s key in getting the best-tasting cookie since not all matcha powders are created equal.
Main Ingredients Needed For Low Carb Matcha Cookies
The following are the ingredients needed to make these vegetarian matcha cookies. Note that the full printable recipe card is at the bottom of the page.
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Keto Matcha Cookie Dough
- Coconut flour
- Baking powder
- Unsalted butter, room-temperature butter
- Full-fat cream cheese, softened
- Granulated sugar substitute I used a monk fruit erythritol blend, but you could use your sweetener of choice
- Eggs, room temperature
- Matcha green tea powder
- Vanilla extract
Keto Matcha Glaze
How To Make Keto Matcha Green Tea Cookies
Making this delicious green tea keto cookie recipe is pretty straightforward.
You’ll start by stirring together in a medium-sized bowl the coconut flour, baking powder, matcha powder, and salt, and set aside the dry ingredients.
Then in a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together the softened butter, cream cheese, sugar substitute, and vanilla extract using medium speed until fully combined.
Once the wet ingredients are incorporated you can add the eggs beating well after each addition. Then chill the dough for at least 3o minutes before baking. This extra step ensures that the cookies do not spread as they bake.
After the cookie dough has chilled, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your baking sheets with sheets of parchment paper.
Next, using a small cookie scoop, scoop dough onto the parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Space the cookie dough evenly leaving about 2 inches in between.
I then recommend you slightly flatten each ball of dough onto the cookie sheet before baking them for about 15 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges.
Now it’s time to make the icing for these cookies. To make the keto matcha glaze, just combine in a small bowl the sugar-free confectioner’s sweetener, matcha powder, vanilla extract, and heavy whipping cream.
If you notice that the icing is too thick you can add an additional tablespoon of cream to thin it out. Then simply drizzle the glaze over the fully cooled cookies and allow the icing to set before enjoying.
It’s important that you allow the cookies to cool completely for about 30 minutes on a cooling rack before drizzling the low-carb matcha powder glaze.
Best Sugar Substitutes For Sugar-Free Matcha Cookies
As far as choosing your sweetener for these sugar-free matcha cookies, my top choice is a monk fruit/erythritol blend. My personal favorite is Lakanto’s brand. But you can also use Swerve an erythritol sugar substitute.
You could also use the stevia and erythritol-based brand Pyure for most of my baked goods. However, if using Pyure you will want to use half the amount called for in this recipe since it’s a much sweeter choice.
Lastly, if you can’t easily find a more natural sugar substitute, you can also use Splenda for baking or a generic brand of the same. It will work with great success.
I know not everyone would agree with me here and I respect that but in my book, it’s still better than regular sugar.
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- 1 cup of coconut flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter softened
- 4 ounces of cream cheese, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar substitute
- 4 eggs, room temperature
- 2 tablespoons of matcha powder
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Keto Matcha Glaze:
- In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the coconut flour, baking powder, matcha powder, salt, and set aside the dry ingredients.
- In a separate large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together the butter, cream cheese, sugar substitute, vanilla extract, until fully combined.
- Add the eggs one at a time, and beat well after each addition.
- Next, add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, beat until fully combined.
- Chill the dough for at least ½ hour to ensure the cookies do not spread when baked.
- Pre-heat oven 350 degrees.
- Using a small cookie scoop, add the dough onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Space the cookie dough evenly leaving about 2 inches in between. You may need to do this in two separate baking sheets.
- Flatten slightly each dough ball onto the cookie sheet.
- Bake the cookies for about 15 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges.
- Allow the cookies to cool completely on a baking rack for about 30 minutes before drizzling the low-carb matcha powder glaze.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 weeks.
Keto Matcha Glaze
- In a small bowl combine sugar-free confectioner's sweetener, matcha powder, vanilla extract, and heavy whipping cream.
- Drizzle the glaze over the fully cooled cookies.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125Total Fat: 6.9gSaturated Fat: 4.1gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 115mgCarbohydrates: 1.5gNet Carbohydrates: 1.2gFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.2gProtein: 1.4g