Gluten-Free Mini Matcha Santas for the #SundaySupper #HolidayCookieExchange

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Happy Christmas! 'Tis the season for cookie exchange parties.
Here's my Gluten-Free Matcha Men contribution to the #SundaySupper #HolidayCookieExchange at Twitter on Sunday, 09 December at 7 p.m. ET in the USA.

Do you like sugar cookies and matcha green tea?
These Mini Gluten-Free Matcha Men are sure to bring on the joy of the season! 

Gluten-Free Matcha Men

Based on Jill Saunders’ The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies Ever from

Makes approximately 5 dozen mini matcha green tea men.


¾ cup butter, softened
1 cup organic cane sugar
2 eggs
½  teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups superfine brown rice flour
¼ cup coconut flour
¼ amaranth flour
1 ½  tablespoons matcha green tea powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
One bag of white chocolate chips


In a mixer, cream butter and sugar together until just combined. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla. 

Slowly pour the flours, green tea and baking powders and salt into the mixing bowl.

Sprinkle a bit of coconut flour on top of the mixture. Divide the dough in half, shaping into ball-shaped discs.

Between two pieces of wax paper (also floured) roll out one of the discs. Repeat the process with the ball remaining in the bowl.

Chill both flattened discs in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Overnight is best.

Take the dough out of the refrigerator and thaw for five to ten minutes. Cut out mini green matcha men using a mini gingerbread man cookie cutter. Carefully transfer to parchment lined cookie sheets. Place the cookie sheets with the matcha men into the refrigerator for at least an hour. (This will avoid cookie expansion and allow the men to keep their petite shapes.)

In a preheated 400 degree oven, bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Place on the cooling sheets. Immediately place a white chocolate chip onto each matcha man’s head for a faux Santa cap.

Here are a few more winning recipes from stellar #SundaySupper blogger/bakers participating in the #HolidayCookieExchange.

Turtle Thumbprint Cookies by Cravings of a Lunatic
#glutenfree Almond Oatmeal Raisin Cookies by Cooking Underwriter
Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies by The Food Army Wife
M & M Cookies by Damn Delicious
Snowball Cookies by Small Wallet Big Appetite
Mocha Thumbprint Cookies by The Meltaways
Cardamom-Walnut Cookies by Home Cooking Memories
Polish Chrusciki (Bow Ties) by Comfy Cuisine
Cherry Blossom Cookies by Flour on my Face
Rosettes by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Millionaire’s Shortbread by Gotta Get Baked
Double-the-Mint Chocolate Kiss Cookies by The Weekend Gourmet
Whole Wheat Cereal Cookies by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Chocolate Dipped Potato Chip Shortbread Cookies by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Scories De Vulcan | Lava Stones Cookies by The Daily Dish Recipes
Zimtsterne {Cinamon Stars} #Dairyfree by Galactosemia in PDX
S’mores Cookies by Hezzi-D’s Book and Cooks
Chocolate Whoppers by Vintage Kitchen Notes
Ricotta Cookies with White Chocolate Glaze by Country Girl in the Village
Turtles by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
Salted Caramel Brownie Cookies! by I Run For Wine
Peanut Butter Chocolate Toffee Cookies by The Urban Mrs.
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies by She likes ruffles, he likes truffles
Amaretto Almond Biscotti by Noshing With The Nolands
Mexican Chocolate Cookies by Generation Y Foodie
Double Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti by Pippis in the Kitchen Again
Ice Cream Kolaczki by Cookistry
Amoniaczki by What Smells So Good?
Fruit and Nut Ice Box Cookies by In the Kitchen with Audrey
Ginger Bourbon Balls by girlichef
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Double Chocolate Cranberry Cookies by Lovely Pantry
Ninja Bread Men by Diabetic Foodie
Peppermint Sugar Cookies by In The Kitchen With KP
Christmas Crunchies by Magnolia Days
Cream Cheese Swirled Red Velvet Cookies by Mom’s Test Kitchen
Double Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies and Tips on Mailing Cookies by Chocolate Moosey
Congo Bars by Supper for a Steal
Mint Surprise Cookies by The Cookie A Day Challenge
Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies by Midlife Road Trip
Spiced Rum Balls by Webicurean
Best Ever Pecan Pie Bars by Shockingly Delicious
Oreo Cheesecake Cookies by Baker Street
Biscoff Pillow Cookies by The Messy Baker Blog
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Raspberry Thumbprints for my first #SundaySupper!  by Kelly Bakes
Tea Biscuits by My Cute Bride
Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies by Mama Mommy Mom
Lebanese Butter Cookies for the Christmas Season by The Catholic Foodie
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Gluten Free Coconut Fruit Nut Cookies by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
Snowball Surprises by Family Foodie

Wishing you a circle of friends to share and enjoy this joyous season.

The Ninja Baker

© ™ Watkinson 2012

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