Green Tea Almond Russian Tea Cakes

After making Pecan Russian Tea Cakes and Hazelnut Russian Tea Cakes with Sprinkles, I decided to try one more variation on the traditional Russian Tea Cake: A green tea version!  I also decided to try a different nut, and used almonds this time.

The cookie tasted a lot like these almond green tea cookies I've gotten before from chinese bakeries.  They didn't melt in my mouth as much as the pecan Russian tea cakes, but I still enjoyed them.


Green Tea Almond Russian Tea Cakes (Adapted from allrecipes)


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped almonds (I put mine through my food processor)
  • 1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder
  • Confectioners' sugar for rolling


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. In a medium bowl, cream butter and vanilla until smooth. Combine the 6
    tablespoons confectioners' sugar and flour and matcha powder; stir into the butter
    mixture until just blended. Mix in the chopped almonds. Roll dough
    1 inch balls (I made my balls slightly smaller, about 3/4 of an inch,
    because they seemed to spread and flatten when 1 inch).  Place them 2 inches apart on an
    ungreased cookie

  3. Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Roll the cookies in a bowl of confectioners' sugar once they are cooled.

2 comments on “Green Tea Almond Russian Tea Cakes”

  1. Hello
    This green tea almond russian tea cakes look yummy and I will cook this at home for this Christmas.I hope everyone will like it.I have all the ingredients for this recipe.Thank you very much for this recipe.

  2. I hope you enjoy the cookies!

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