One From the Vault: Vegan Green Chai Tea Cookies

green chai tea cookies

These green chai tea cookies have become one of my go-tos when I want to whip up a simple dessert. They’re the cookies I used when I made my green tea and ginger whoopie pies, and they’re always a crowd pleaser.

The only unusual ingredients in these cookies is the matcha powder. I’ve had good luck finding matcha powder at Trader Joe’s, but if you can’t find it in a store, you can also get matcha powder on Amazon. It’s really key to the recipe, and you can’t substitute tea leaves, since they won’t fully dissolve like the powder does.

Green Chai Tea Cookies


  • 3/4c all-purpose flour (You can do up to half of the flour with whole wheat, if you want!)
  • 1/2t cinnamon
  • 1/4t nutmeg
  • 1/2t ground ginger
  • 1/4t salt
  • 2/3c firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4c vegan margarine, softened
  • 1/4c matcha powder
  • 1T flax meal beaten with 3 T water

Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F, and lightly grease your baking sheets.
  2. Combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt. In a separate bowl, beat the brown sugar and margarine together. Beat in the tea and flax/water mixture until everything gets creamy. Gradually stir in the flour mixture, and drop by rounded teaspoon onto baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes or until centers are set and edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for a couple of minutes before serving.

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