Green Tea Cookies

I did it! I did it!
If you have kids you probably know the We did it song from Dora the explorer
After 3 batches and 1 pound of butter ruined I baked the first Vegan Sugar Cookies!!
I did it! I did it!!

Ever since I read Ann Gentry cookbook and discovered the vegan butter I’ve been dreaming to make cookies that were cholesterol free. Being away for 3 weeks set my plans back a little but now, since I’m the Queen of my Kitchen again I can experiment as much as I want.

My local groceries carry two types of vegan butter : Smart Balance Light – butter spread  (not good for baking) and Earth Balance Sticks.
If you ever bought a package of vegan butter you probably noticed it doesn’t harden as a regular butter, not even after you freeze it. For me that was a challenge since I usually make my cookie dough in the food processor. The blades simply cream the butter even if I pulse just 2-3 times.
Back to basics, make the dough by hand in a bowl.
I was looking for a sugar cookie, crisp on the edges and soft inside. And not just that, a cookie with an Asian touch, a green tea cookie.
The first two batches were a complete disaster, I’m too ashamed to even show photos of my ginormous sugar cookie that spread during baking.
The third batch cookies were delicious, but managed to burn them a little. My bad, I know.
The forth batch and the last one was a 110% success. Crisp and soft, and the powdered green tea added to the dry ingredients give them a little something to make you grab the second and maybe even the third cookie. After all I used green tea which is known as a weight loss supplement. Imagine what a life would be eating these cookies while losing weight. I’d be the skinniest one!!
Please follow me to my friend Nami’s blog for the complete list of ingredients and directions
That’s about it for today. Thank you so much for your continuous support. Means a lot to me.
Sending you lots of love,

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  1. The Mom Chef says

    Bravo! To find a cookie that helps in weight loss is a goldmine. You're going to be rich with this one. :)

    Regarding Dora, we worked hard to move Dudette away from that show simply because everything about it (the songs, Boots, the way they yell all the time) was making us grind our teeth. :)

  2. Charlie says

    I never bought matcha because it is so expansive but I love green tea so much (and matcha even more), I should probably buy at least a little to bake with.
    Your cookies look amazing!

  3. Jill@MadAboutMacarons says

    Roxana, I adore green tea and in cookies they look divine. Heading over now to Nami's blog to see your recipe!

  4. Carolyn says

    Oooh, you managed to get these right, for sure! They look wonderful. Funny, I did a green tea recipe recently, will probably post it on Friday. Buzzed you!

  5. Tina @flourtrader says

    Glad you tried again, these really look tasty. Vegan is not an easy thing to do when it comes to baked goods-but this looks like you did an excellent job. Great post.

  6. Kim - Liv Life says

    Nicely done! I love Earth Balance… we've used it since Liv was a baby. She was allergic to dairy, so this was our sub. She won't eat real butter to this day.

  7. Sandra says

    hahaha Dora's song:)) Those cookies look amazing and very delicious! Congrats on the guest post, I already checked at Nami's last night and I loved it!!

  8. Baking Serendipity says

    I love that you never gave up on these cookies. I've never made a vegan cookie before, but love green tea and can only imagine these being delicious :)

  9. Dee at Deelicious Sweets says

    Wow, these sound amazing! Thanks for the info on the butter, I have yet to use it. I'm having a Vegan Wednesday blog hop today. I would love for you to link these up!

  10. Cassie @ Bake Your Day says

    These sound awesome! I keep seeing earth balance butter but have not tried it. I am going to put that on my "to do" list. Thanks for the great post!

  11. julie says

    Nice work Roxana! It looks like you have a winning combination there. I love the addition of green tea as well.

  12. ♡ℒуռ էяɨռɨא (ℳєşşγ ℕ ℭнєєкγ)♡ says

    Hi Roxana! Nice to know you and congrats on your wonderful guest post at Nami's! Love those cookies! 😀
    You're really such a talented baker! I'll sure be back for more of your baking recipes once I got my oven! ^.^
    *I've never bake before! lol

  13. briarrose says

    It's such a huge buzz when recipe jells together after tinkering around a ton. Beautiful little cookies.

  14. Angela FRS says

    Well you know I love tea, so I must try these–I have never tried to make vegan cookies but I want to give it a spin. New challenge!

  15. Peggy says

    Oh I love the hint of green tea in these cookies! So glad you were able to bust out a successful vegan batch!

  16. Jessica says

    You did it! Great job on those cookies! I have yet to try making vegan cookies. Yours are inspiring and so delicious tasting!

  17. The Harried Cook says

    Great job, Roxana! That must have taken some work… Can't wait to check out your guest post! :)

  18. Cakewhiz says

    My parents both have high cholesterol and can't eat cookies because of all that butter. They would really like these cookies since they are heart friendly with that vegan butter…woohoo!!! 😀

    Btw, thanks for stumbling my cake last week…i am so flattered by the response i got from people :)

  19. Nami @ Just One Cookbook says

    Roxana, thank you so much for the recipe. I didn't know about your struggle with this particular recipe and now after hearing it I appreciate it even more. We're lucky to have the perfect recipe without wasting ingredients thanks to you. I like the idea of losing weight while eating cookies. Sounds like it's perfect for me!! =) Thank you very much again for sharing your wonderful recipe. Readers of JOC and I will treasure your recipe! Many thanks and much love to you. :-)

  20. Amy says

    Hi Roxana! These cookies sound delicious! Sorry to hear your first two batches didn't turn out as lovely…it happens to the best of us, and happy to hear you succeeded after trying again! I use Earth Balance all the time! Love the stuff! Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week! Happy baking :)!

  21. Brindusa says

    OMG! If this is how vegan cookies look like, I think that I have to become a vegan :)

    Super postari ai avut in ultima vreme, dar eu n-am putut sa scriu comentarii pt ca am avut conexiunea la net fffff lenta si nu ma lasa sa comentez nici macar pe blogul meu. Numai pe facebook reuseam sa scriu. Prin urmare, iti multumesc pt comentariile tale trecute si viitoare (in cateva zile iar mi se schimba netul) si sa stii ca te urmaresc pe FB.Pup

  22. Wendy Irene says

    They came out so beautifully Roxana! I'm super excited to have a go-to Vegan butter cookie recipe. I love the addition of green tea. How creative!

  23. says

    wow these look fabulous and with that green tea, hmmm…you may have something there for the weight loss industry :)

  24. Sissi says

    Hi Roxana! I have just popped in to say once more how I loved your recipe (with my beloved, recently discovered powdered green tea!!!) and to say I really loved your blog (even though I'm not a vegan and not even a vegetarian 😉 ) You seem to be a wonderful baker!

  25. Lauren@LittleYellowKitchen says

    Congrats on "doing it"…they look fantastic! I'm always impressed by vegan baking. Seems like quite a challenge!

  26. LaMagicaZucca says

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    I love your recipes.
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  27. Gina says

    Welcome back yourself. I love it a Vegan-diet cookie. I haven't used that butter yet, but I want too. I think the cookies came out perfect. Hope you have a great weekend.

  28. Kitchen Belleicious says

    these cookies look amazing. I love that they are vegan yet the flavors are so pronounced and lovely! Great blog- following it now!

  29. Heavenly Housewife says

    I've never made a vegan cookie. I am so happy to hear that you've finally been able to crack the vegan code and make something so yummy.
    Blog is looking awesome by the way.
    *kisses* HH

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