Matcha, walnut and coconut chip cookies + Winter colds

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We’re nearly at the end of term 2… there’s just one more week before I have a 2 week holiday. A much needed holiday, that’s for sure.

Even though this was just a short 9 week term it feels like it’s been dragging on for ages on end and I’m dreaming of summer days, sipping on fresh iced tea and homemade ice pops but instead in sitting here in the middle of my bed, snuggled up in a fluffy blanket, a runny nose and a whole box of tissues by my side- just in case.

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I’m having lots of naps which is good since I never really get to do those anymore. Also sipping on homemade chai tea cooked in a tiny little saucepan we reserve for occasions as such.

Oh an nibbling on these cookies… match, walnut and coconut cookies, such a pairing.

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Crumbly green tea flavoured cookies with exciting chunks of walnuts and shredded coconut. Best served straight out of the oven while they’re still ooey gooey in the centre. Oh and don’t forget the chai tea! Trust me on this.

Matcha, walnut and coconut chip cookies

Makes: 24 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (125g) coconut oil, softened
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar (or coconut palm sugar)
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp flaxseed meal+3 tbsp water- alternatively use 1 whole egg)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp matcha powder
  • 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line 2 baking trays with greaseproof powder.
  2. Sift together the plain flour, baking powder, baking soda and matcha powder. Set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer, beat together the coconut oil, brown sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy (approx. 5 min).
  4. Beat in the flax egg until combined.
  5. Fold in the sifted flour mixture, desiccated coconut and walnuts until the mixture comes together.
  6. Roll the mixture into tablespoon sized balls, flattening slightly.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden.

8 thoughts on “Matcha, walnut and coconut chip cookies + Winter colds

  1. Emily

    Hi! I really want to try this recipe, but do you think it will work if I replace the brown sugar with agave nectar? (A liquid sugar.) Or maybe do half brown sugar/half agave nectar?
    I’m trying to stay away from refined sugars as much as possible.
    Thanks!

     
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    1. Zainab

      Hi Emily! I’m sure the half half option would work, not so sure about the whole replacement of agave nectar (that might make the batter sticky and less crumbly when you bite into it) hope this helps and I can’t wait this see it xx

       
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    1. Zainab

      I haven’t tried the recipe with oat flour since I don’t really use it- so I won’t know how it’ll turn out. If you’re really keen on oat flour- make sure it’s ground up extra fine. If you do replace with oat flour, there won’t be any adjustments needed :) hope it turns out perfect xx

       
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  2. Tamrin

    I’ve wanted to buy matcha powder for a whole but I’m unsure what brand to get. Which brand do you use in your cooking?
    Thanks so much

     
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  3. Megan

    I started blogging when I was 16! (18 now) What a journey it’s been. I just recently figured out the whole photography thing. I thought I would just write and tell you how lovely your blog is. I adore the spoons you used in this post. And wonderful photos!

     
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    1. Zainab

      Yay! I love finding out about other young bloggers.

      You’re so sweet, thank you! I know- once I saw them I had to purchase them (and quite a few for that matter!!)

       
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