Matcha Tea Cookies

Traditionally served to emperors, finely ground Japanese green matcha tea delivers more antioxidants than an infusion brewed from leaves.
Matcha Tea Cookies

Ingredients

½ cup evaporated cane juice crystals
¼ cup butter
¼ cup applesauce
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon cow or soy milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons matcha green tea powder
½ teaspoon each baking powder and soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup rolled oats
⅓ cup each walnut pieces and dried cranberries

Nutrition Facts

Per serving: 138 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated), 20 g carbohydrates, 3 g protein, 1 g fiber, 70 mg sodium (3% Daily Value).

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Directions

1. Preheat oven to 325°F. In a large bowl, beat together evaporated cane juice crystals, butter, and applesauce. Add egg, vanilla, and milk and beat till smooth.

2. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, tea, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture and mix well. Stir in oats, walnuts, and cranberries and mix till combined.

3. Use two spoons or small ice-cream scooper to drop cookie dough onto oiled baking tray or one lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until slightly golden around the edges.

4. Let cool on sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely before serving.