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Black Sesame and Matcha Almond Cookies

Japan meets Italy for a sensational cookie!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian, Japanese
Keyword Dairy-free, Gluten-free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 Cookies
Calories 73 kcal
Author Katie


Wet Ingredients

  • 1 egg Just the whites

Dry Ingredients

  • 85 g Almond Flour
  • 65 g Sugar Any white sugar
  • 1 tbsp Matcha Powder You may use Culinary Matcha or regular, though I don't recommend splurging on the good stuff
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tbsp Black Sesame Seeds

Roling Sugar

  • White Sugar Just enough to coat the unbaked cookies


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F or 165 C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Separate the egg white from the yolk.

  3. Whisk the egg until reach the soft peak stage.

  4. In a separate bowl stir together the almond flour, sugar, matcha, vanilla extract and Black Sesame Seeds.

  5. Stir the egg whites into the dry ingredients. Stir until all the dry ingredients look damp. The dough should look crumbly, but it will hold together.

  6. Form the dough into 12 small balls using your hands. Be careful not to over roll, as they may start to crumble again.

  7. Roll each of the balls in white sugar to coat the outside. I usually put a small amount of sugar in a small bowl and roll each cookie individually in the sugar.

  8. Place each cookie on the parchment paper, and bake for 25 minutes. You'll know they're done when the bottoms are a deep toasted brown.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is easily scaled up. This batch is the smallest batch size available and makes 12 cookies, but you can ramp up the batch size as much as you want.