Shamrock Matcha Cookies (AIP/Paleo)

Matcha, the tea everyone is talking about! Without a doubt, matcha is becoming increasingly popular, especially in the health and wellness industry.

So what’s so great about this green tea powder? 

  • Loaded with antioxidants
  • Calming – yes it can reduce stress! 
  • Boosts energy levels
  • Enhances metabolism – may even help you lose weight!

I drink matcha quite often and although I cannot directly link it to any weight loss, I can certainly attest to the energy boost and the feeling of calm.  On the days I do have matcha, my energy levels are higher and more consistent. When I used to drink coffee, my energy levels were all over the place! The afternoon crash was inevitable – but not with matcha!

I thought it would be fun to make a St Paddy’s Day treat and what better natural green coloring is there other than matcha? These little shamrock cookies are easy to throw together. I love eating them cold with coconut butter in between, which makes a healthy snack – low sugar, healthy fats, and energy boosting matcha! 

Shamrock Matcha Cookies (AIP/Paleo)

Yield: 15 cookies

Shamrock Matcha Cookies (AIP/Paleo)


Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

Optional

Instructions

    1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl, set aside.
    2. Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
    3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, and mix until combined.
    4. You can either roll the dough in between two pieces of parchment paper but I find it much easier to take about two tablespoons of dough at a time, place on a parchment lined baking pan, then flatten with palm of hand until it is about 1/4 inch thick, cut out cookie with a mini shamrock cookie cutter (approx 1.5 inches in size, I used one from pampered chef but this one is available on amazon) and continue until all dough is used. OR if you prefer to not use a cookie cutter drop dough by tbsp and flatten with fork.
    5. Bake at 350 on parchment lined baking pan for 8 minutes.
    6. Allow to cool completely. * important since they will crumble right out of the oven.
    7. Optional: make cookie sandwiches with softened coconut butter.
    8. Store in refrigerator.
    9. Enjoy!

6 Comments

  1. These look so cute and delicious. Can I use arrowroot instead of tapioca?

    • Hi Rachel,
      I’ve only used tapioca, but usually arrowroot can successfully be used as a substitute! SO I think it should work fine.

  2. Ooh how festive! Can collagen be substituted or omitted at all?

    • Thanks Alanna!

      I really think the collagen helps with the texture which is one reason I included it. You could try omitting it, but I can’t guarantee it’ll work.

  3. Love it!! These are the cutest

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