Mindful Matcha Shortbread Cookies with Cranberry Jam

Mindful Matcha Shortbread Cookies with Cranberry Jam

My calming tart-like cookies recipe gives you light, crumbly, sweet cookies with a gorgeous natural green hue.

  • Prep Time: 20 MINS
  • Cook Time: 22 MINS + 1 HOUR
  • Total Time: 1 HOUR 42 MINS
  • Yield: 20 1x
  • Author:
  • Joyce Mrad



  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup plant- based  butter, at room temperature
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsps. matcha
  • ½ cup cane sugar


  1. Prep a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Cut butter into small cubes.
  3. Make a dry batter with flour, matcha and salt. Whisk to aerate and combine.
  4. Beat butter in an electric mixer until creamy. (Approx. 3 mins)
  5. Mix in remaining ingredients, adding 1/3 of dry batter at a time.
  6. Whisk until combined.
  7. Scrape down excess batter from the sides.
  8. You should get a crumbly cookie mix that sticks together when you press it.
  9. Use your hands to form a cookie dough ball.
  10. Place dough between two sheets of lightly floured parchment.*
  11. Roll out the dough. (Ideal thickness: ¼”)
  12. Slice dough in half.
  13. Use a cookie cutter and place cutouts on the prepped baking sheet.
  14. Place cookies 1” apart.
  15. Refrigerate for an hour/overnight.
  16. Preheat oven 325°F.
  17. Bake for 17-22 minutes or until the cookies are set.**
  18. Baked cookies will be dry and firm when touched.
  19. Let them cool inside the baking sheet before transferring to wire racks.
  20. Fill with jam before serving.***


*Make sure the cut cookies are even to maintain a consistent look.

**Baked cookies have firm edges and a set center with no crumbly/soft bits.

***Team your tart-like matcha cookies with my nutritiously cranberry jam recipe used for this bread.

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