Vegan Matcha Cookie Christmas Tree with Coconut Whipped Cream (Healthy, Gluten Free, Paleo)
This matcha cookie christmas tree is the perfect dessert to celebrate the holidays! It's healthy, vegan, gluten free, and paleo yet so delicious.
- 2 ¼ cup fine blanched almond flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon matcha powder see notes
- ¼ cup avocado oil
- ¼ cup + 1 tbsp maple syrup
- ¼ cup cashew or almond butter
Coconut Whipped Cream
- 1 15 oz can coconut cream chilled overnight
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder
- 3 tablespoons powdered cane sugar
In a medium bowl, combine all the cookie ingredients: almond flour, baking powder, salt, matcha powder, avocado oil, maple syrup, and cashew butter. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least and hour. Make sure you don't shake the can of coconut! After refrigerating, the cream should have separated from the water. Scoop the top cream off and discard the water--don't get any in the whipped cream! In a large bowl, whip the coconut cream, matcha powder, and sugar. Whip it up until airy and it holds it's shape. Refrigerate until the cookies are done.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a sheet pan.
Roll out the cookie dough on parchment paper. Using 8 (or more) different size circles, cut the dough but don't separate it. Transfer the entire thing to the sheet pan and bake for about 10-15 minutes. This prevents the edges from browning but still allows you to remove the circles later.
Let the cookies cool completely, then assemble. You can stack the cookies and cream as is or incorporate fruits/sprinkles. Decorate however you like and enjoy!