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Gluten Free Matcha Sugar Cookies

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 24-28 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert


The best gluten free and dairy free matcha cookies with almond extract for the best flavor!


  • 2 cups gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum (omit if your flour blend already contains it)
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp matcha powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar (can sub regular sugar)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (sub vegan butter or coconut oil for dairy free)
  • 2 tbsp almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • Vanilla frosting for topping (I made a powdered sugar glaze, see note*)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, matcha, and sea salt until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg with the coconut sugar, melted butter, milk of choice, vanilla, and almond extract until smooth.
  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients. Be patient! This will at first be a dry and crumbly dough, but after a minute or so everything should be well enough combined to form into a ball of dough.
  5. Turn the dough out between 2 pieces of parchment paper. Roll out into about 1/4″ thick. (use a roller, bottle of wine, jar of sauce, whatever you have!)
  6. Use cookie cutters or anything round (I used a wine glass with a smaller rim) to cut out about 24-28 cookies. Repeat the roll out process with any scraps of dough until all dough is used up.
  7. Bake for 7-9 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting. 


*For a powdered sugar glaze, I combined 1 cup of powdered sugar, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, and 3 tbsp of oat milk.