Cream Cheese Matcha Cookies

Cream Cheese Matcha Cookies are a wholesome and delectable treat, offering a healthier twist on traditional matcha cookies. This recipe is specially crafted to be low in carbs, sugar-free, keto-friendly, and gluten-free, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a healthier dessert option.

With the combination of cream cheese and matcha, these cookies provide a delightful balance of flavors while still being mindful of your dietary needs. Indulge in the guilt-free pleasure of Cream Cheese Matcha Cookies and satisfy your sweet cravings without compromising on your health goals.

Sugar free cream cheese matcha cookies served on a wooden serving board next to a cup of green tea.

How to make Cream Cheese Matcha Cookies?

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, sweetener, cream cheese, melted butter, and matcha powder with an electric hand mixer and whisk until the mixture is well combined.
  2. Make cookie dough balls about the size of a golf ball, place them on a baking sheet, cookie sheet, or parchment paper, and use the palm of your hands to press down. Bake at 325 F for 16-20 minutes or until the bottom edges start to slightly brown.
  3. Once done, place on a cooling rack and wait at least 10 minutes to cool the cookie prior to handling.

Pro Tip

Quickly cool the cookies placing them in the freezer for 5 minutes. The cookies must be cooled before handling because the cream cheese needs to cool to hold the cookies together.

Sugar free cream cheese matcha cookies served on a wooden serving board.

What are cream cheese matcha cookies made of?

Ingredients

  • Almond Flour – fine ground Almond Flour for a keto, gluten-free and low-carb recipe.
  • Sweetener use your preferred sweetener.
  • Butter – unsalted butter.
  • Matcha Powder – green tea leaves that have been ground into a powder. Culinary grade Matcha Powder will work for this recipe but you can also use ceremonial grade premium matcha if preferred. 
  • Cream Cheese in a block and softened to room temperature.

What is Matcha

Unlike regular green tea, matcha is a finely ground powder made from shade-grown green tea leaves. The shading process increases the chlorophyll content in the leaves, giving matcha its vibrant green color.

When you drink regular green tea, you steep the leaves and discard them, but with matcha, you consume the whole leaf by whisking the powdered tea into hot water. This unique preparation method gives matcha a distinct flavor profile and nutritional composition.

Matcha is particularly known for its high content of L-theanine, an amino acid that promotes relaxation and mental clarity, and caffeine, which provides a gentle energy boost.

Why is matcha healthy for you?

First, it is rich in antioxidants, particularly catechins, which help protect the body against oxidative stress and free radicals. Matcha is also known for its high concentration of chlorophyll, which gives it its vibrant green color and may have detoxifying properties.

Additionally, matcha contains L-theanine, an amino acid that promotes a sense of calmness and relaxation while enhancing focus and mental clarity. It also provides a gentle and sustained energy boost without the jitters often associated with caffeine. Matcha supports immune function, helps maintain healthy skin, and contributes to overall well-being.

By incorporating matcha into your diet, you can enjoy its numerous health benefits while savoring its unique and delightful flavor.

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Sugar free cream cheese matcha cookies served on a wooden serving board next to a cup of green tea, top down shot.

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Cream Cheese Matcha Cookies

Indulge in the delightful flavors of Matcha Cookies, featuring a soft and chewy texture with vibrant matcha notes. These delicious cookies are perfect for matcha enthusiasts and those seeking a unique and flavorful treat.
4.09 from 37 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Asian Fusion, Japanese
Keyword: almond flour matcha cookies, matcha cookies, matcha green tea cookies, recipes with matcha powder
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Cooling Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 Cookies
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Calories: 144kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
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  • Preheat oven to 325F.
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  • Melt butter in a small bowl in the microwave (about 45-60 seconds). After the butter is melted, mix in Matcha Powder until dissolved and set aside.
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  • In a large mixing bowl, combine Almond Flour, sweetener, cream cheese and melted butter with Matcha Powder. Mix well for about 1 minute with a hand/stand mixer. Note - make sure melted butter is at room temperature when pouring otherwise it will 'cook' the batter.
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  • Roll the dough into 1 inch size balls and place on a silicone baking mat or greased baking sheet.
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  • Press down the dough balls using your palm of your hand to roughly 1/4 inch thickness.
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  • Bake at 325 F for 16-20 minutes (ours took 16 minutes) or until bottom edges start to slightly brown. Once done, wait at least 10 minutes for cookie to cool down prior to handling. We prefer enjoying the cookies once they have completely cooled down and hardened, which takes about 1 hour.
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Nutrition

Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 284IU | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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4 Comments

  1. Is the cookie’s texture crunchy?

  2. What is the exact baking mat you are using?

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