Matcha is known for its creamy and astringent-tasting notes. The distinctive green tea powder in this low-sugar cookie recipe has some serious health benefits. The green tea is rich in antioxidants shown to reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, and reduce heart disease risk.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
30 mins
chill:
1 hr
bake:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
42
Yield:
about 42 cookies
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large bowl combine first five ingredients (through lemon zest). Beat with a mixer on medium until combined. Add brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Beat in baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat in eggs. Beat in flour and, if desired, food coloring. Cover and chill 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Shape dough in 1-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes. Remove; cool on a wire rack. Lightly dust with cocoa powder.

To Store

Layer cookies between waxed paper in an airtight container. Store at room temperature up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

69 calories; fat 3g; cholesterol 9mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 10g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 1g; sugars 4g; protein 1g; vitamin a 18.2IU; vitamin c 0.2mg; thiamin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.5mg; folate 14.8mcg; sodium 45mg; potassium 21mg; calcium 12mg; iron 0.5mg.
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