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Green Tea Almond Russian Tea Cakes

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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.

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Green Tea Almond Russian Tea Cakes

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Asian
These cookies are a twist on traditional Russian tea cakes and taste a lot like almond green tea cookies sold at Chinese bakeries.


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 tbsp confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped almonds I put mine through my food processor
  • 1 tbsp matcha green tea powder
  • confectioners' sugar for rolling


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • 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 into 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 sheet.
  • Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Roll the cookies in a bowl of confectioners' sugar once they are cooled.


Recipe adapted from All Recipes

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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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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