This is an image of a tray of Matcha chocolate chip cookies and a glass of milk.

It's the most wonderful time of year. As the days get shorter and weather turns colder, many of us look to familiar family traditions to celebrate. (Because is it really the holiday season without decorating the tree or baking those special holiday cookies for Santa?)

Back in the kitchen, we're reminded of all things ooey, gooey, and chewy. Nothing beats the sweet, delicious smell of freshly baked cookies straight from the oven. As the aroma of sugar and butter slowly fills the kitchen and parts beyond, we can't help but smile. The happy memories triggered from this event may be further engrained with the sounds of the season, like silver bells ringing and joyous voices singing our favorite holiday songs. This year, skip the store-bought desserts and spread a little extra holiday cheer with these yummy homemade Matcha cookies for Santa. Enjoy!

 

This is an image of two photos of Matcha Christmas Tree Cookie Stacks made by Host The Toast.

Matcha Christmas Tree Cookie Stacks

By Host The Toast

"O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree / Your leaves are so unchanging"

An assortment of star-shaped Matcha shortbread cookies are stacked into petite Christmas trees and dusted with powdered sugar in this festive holiday treat. Wrap them up in cellophane and give them out as edible gifts for friends, family, and Santa Claus.

 

 

This is an image of two photos of Matcha Gingerbread Men made by modest marce.

Matcha Gingerbread Men

By modest marce

"Catch me, catch me, catch me if you can / I run really fast, I'm the gingerbread man!"

The warm, comforting spices of ginger, nutmeg, and cinammon are in encapsulated in these adorable lifelike cookies. Paired with the earthiness of Matcha, this crunchy cookie is a great addition as a gingerbread house decoration.

 

 

This is an image of two photos of Matcha Pandan Paleo Chocolate Chunk Cookies made by Rezel Kealoha.

Matcha Pandan Paleo Chocolate Chunk Cookies

By Rezel Kealoha

"You better watch out, you better not cry / Better not pout, I'm telling you why / Santa Claus is comin' to town"

Turn Santa's frown upside down with a piping hot batch of these paleo chocolate chunk cookies. The underrated combination of Matcha and pandan elevates the flavors of the typical chocolate chip cookie tenfold.

 

 

This is an image of two photos of Matcha Dipped Dark Chocolate Wafer Cookies made by Butterlust.

Matcha Dipped Dark Chocolate Wafer Cookies

By Butterlust

"Oh, the weather outside is frightful / But the fire is so delightful / And since we've no place to go / Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow"

This earthy, sweet, and minty mixture makes for a near-perfect wintery holiday surprise. Plus, the cooling effect of peppermint will remind you of a crisp winter day. Share a dozen at a holiday party with others!

 

 

This is an image of two photos of Matcha Cream Shortbread Cookies made by Marie Reginato.

Matcha Cream Shortbread Cookies

By Marie Reginato

"Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus / Right down Santa Claus Lane"

Healthy home cooks have no fear! In this vegan-friendly and gluten-free cookie, a creamy, earthy Matcha center is sandwiched between simple shortbread rounds. Set out your favorite nut milk for Santa to dunk this delicious dessert in.

 

 

This is an image of two photos of Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Aiya Matcha

"Jingle bells, jingle bells / Jingle all the way / Oh what fun it is to ride / In a one-horse open sleigh."

Last but not least, the traditional chocolate chip cookie gets a fresh, green makeover with a superfood twist! Santa is sure to enjoy this tasty (and secretly healthy) treat with a twinkle in his eye.