Matcha Pinwheel Cookies (Vegan & Gluten-free)

Have you noticed that whenever you make ‘healthy’ cookies, they tend to be soft not crunchy? most healthy cookies I’ve seen are usually the soft variety, which is fine. I love cookies in any form, but every now and then I do crave a good crunchy cookie (or biscuit as we call it here in the UK!) you know, the type you can dunk in your tea (tea and biscuits are the ultimate pick me up duo when I’m down). For that reason I like to experiment with healthy crunchy cookies from time to time (remember my crunchy vanilla biscuits or gingerbread men ?)

I’ve always loved the idea of pinwheel cookies. I just love anything with a swirl, things like cinnamon rolls, kleicha or those big round colourful lollipops. 


I used PureChimp matcha green tea powder to create the swirl in these pinwheel cookies instead of the more traditional chocolate swirl, because why not? Actually I didn’t use chocolate is because I recently realised that most of my recipes contain chocolate and I need to come up with more creative flavour combinations! 


Matcha green tea powder is basically whole leaves of green tea milled into a fine green powder. One of the main benefits of consuming matcha is its antioxidant content. Green tea is an excellent source of antioxidants, but when you consume the whole leaf instead of drinking the water it was steeped in, the benefits are tenfold. 

Research has showed that consuming powdered green tea can help modulate cholesterol metabolism and even prevent diseases like atherosclerosis and cancer.

Another benefit of using matcha, which may seem trivial to some but equally as important to me, is that it gives the most beautiful green hue to recipes, especially when used in raw desserts. Green food always suggests health to me! 



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