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Green Tea Cookie (Vegan)

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  • Green tea cookies on a plate with cups of tea.

    Last weekend we took a short family trip to Seattle with my mom and our two kids. We had purchased the Citypass and it was great since almost all the activities are geared towards children under 10. Both children had a lot of fun visiting Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, the Museum of Flight, and the Avatar exhibit at EMP Museum along with the Argosy Cruise. As part of the package it also included a 3D IMAX movie show. I could barely hold in my laughter when my son was reaching forward during the movie trying to grab at the virtual flower and grass. I think Seattle is a great city to visit with little ones since there are many attractions for them to visit.

    Thank you so much for being understandable about once-a-week post and thanks for your kind visits and comments on my blog despite my absence. I appreciate your continuous support. During the early part of this vacation, I received a kind offer from Roxana, the author of A little bit of everything (now a trEATs affair), to do a guest post for me! Roxana is very talented and she has a special skill that I don’t have – yes, baking! She bakes all kinds of bread and sweets and has been inspiring me with her delicious treats. I’ve been dreaming of baking bread for many years now, and her recipes with clear instructions are very encouraging. She’s a baker as well as mom of a cute little girl. I’m so thrilled to share these delicious green tea cookies she made exclusively for readers of Just One Cookbook! Please give a warm welcome to Roxana.

    Green Tea Cookie and a tea set on a table.


    Hello everyone. My name is Roxana and I’m the baker, photographer and dish cleaner behind A little bit of everything (now a trEATs affair).

    Today I’m hijacking Nami’s blog, hope I won’t disappoint. I’m honored to be here! I start reading Nami’s blog a while back and I was hooked (like most of you). Her amazing dishes with stunning photos made me come back time after time. To be honest, I wish I was her next-door neighbor. Hoping to change her mind and leave west coast for the east cost I’m bribing her with some green tea cookies.

    Those of you that are familiar with my blog know I’m trying to go vegan, so lately I’ve been doing a lot of experiments with my new love Vegan Butter (don’t be fooled, even if it’s vegan it still has 100 calories per Tbsp).

    Vegan butter on a table.

    These vegan cookies are exactly how I like them, with a crunchy edge and soft inside. Perfect with a cup of tea. And they only call for 5 ingredients!! Self raising flour, butter, sugar, applesauce and powdered green tea.

    5 ingredients for Green tea cookie on a table.

    Just like a regular butter cookie the dry ingredients are crumbed with the butter. I usually use the food processor but this time I decided to do it by hand to have more control. The powdered green tea added to the dry ingredients give the cookie a little zing, an Asian touch. For a binder I used applesauce added a little at a time; use an egg yolk for a non-vegan version, if you prefer.

    Thank you Nami for having me on your blog. I’m been a real pleasure. Thank you everyone for reading, hope I didn’t let you down and you decide to give this cookies a try.

    Sending you lots of love,


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    5 from 2 votes
    tea cookies
    Green Tea Cookie (Vegan)
    Prep Time
    30 mins
    Cook Time
    15 mins
    Total Time
    45 mins
    Crunchy edge and soft inside, perfect with a cup of tea.  Only call for 5 ingredients!!  Self raising flour, butter, sugar, applesauce and green tea powder.
    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Keyword: crisp cookie, green tea
    Author: Nami
    1. In a bowl put self raising flour, sugar, vegan butter, and powdered green tea (or Matcha).
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    2. Crumb together the dry ingredients with the butter until the mixture resembles wet sand.
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    3. Now add 1 tsp at a time applesauce to glue the dough together.
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    4. The dough should resemble clay.
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    5. Take small pieces of dough, shape them into balls and place on baking sheets.
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    6. Put the baking sheets into the fridge for about 1 hour (or in the freezer for 30 minutes or more). Meanwhile heat the oven at 375F. Bake the cookies for 15 minutes.
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    Recipe Notes

    Recipe by Roxana from a trEATs affair.


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    Thank you so much Roxana for the wonderful cookie recipe! The Japanese love sweets with green tea and I’m a big fan of anything green tea. I’m happy to have this cookie recipe in my lifetime recipe collection, Just One Cookbook. I hope everyone enjoys this recipe and please say hello to Roxana at her lovely website, A little bit of everything (now a trEATs affair).  See you THIS FRIDAY for the Restaurant Review!

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