Vegan Matcha Green Tea Shortbread Cookies

Vegan Matcha Green Tea Shortbread Cookies

These Vegan Matcha Green Tea Shortbread Cookies are delightfully salty-sweet, crisp and crunchy, filled with buttery macadamia nuts, and looks beautifully festive!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword japanese cookies, refined sugar free shortbread, vegan matcha shortbread cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10 shortbread cookies
Calories 165kcal
Author Rhian Williams



  • Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius (340 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Place the flour and matcha powder in a large bowl (no need to sift the flour)
  • Add all the other ingredients and mix until you get an easily moldable but firm dough – add more milk if necessary to achieve the right consistency
  • Sprinkle some flour on a clean surface or chopping board, and use a rolling pin to roll the dough until it’s around 1cm (1/2 inch) thick
  • Use a cookie cutter to cut the shortbread into whatever shape you like
  • Alternatively, you could just roll the dough into a log shape, then slice them into 1cm- (1/2 inch-) thick rounds
  • Arrange them on a greased baking tray
  • Bake in oven for around 25 minutes, until they’re firm to the touch (don’t worry if they’re not completly hard though, they tend to firm up when cooling)
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool
  • Store in an airtight container for up to a week


Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1.2mg