Irish Drop Cookies

Irish Drop Cookies

I call these cookies “Irish” because their green hue makes them perfect for St. Patty’s Day. Instead of using food coloring, I mix in anti-oxidant green tea powder that helps make these low-sugar cookies more natural.

Makes 2 dozen cookies


1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon green tea powder
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup soft whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup plain, fat-free yogurt
Nonstick cooking spray


1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon green tea powder
2 tablespoons skim milk


Preheat oven to 350° F. Coat two cookie sheets with non-stick spray. Place the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl, beat together on high speed until light and fluffy. On low speed, beat in egg and green tea powder.

In a separate bowl, place both types of flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the sugar mixture alternating with the yogurt, beginning and ending with the flour.

Drop tablespoons of dough onto the cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies are slightly golden around the edges. Repeat with remaining batter.

As the cookies bake, prepare the glaze. Place the green tea powder and water in a small bowl. Whisk in powdered sugar and set aside. Allow the cookies to cool completely before icing with the green tea glaze.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving (1 cookie)

107 calories, 1 g protein, 16 g carbohydrates, 4 g fat (2 g saturated), 9 mg cholesterol, 0g fiber, 32 mg sodium.

Make It A Snack

Serve with Spiced Hot Cocoa

2 responses to Irish Drop Cookies

  1. Hi,

    This recipe seems quite interesting, but I have a question, when you say green tea powder do you mean an instant type of tea or do you mean green tea (leaves) ground to a powder?

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