Irish Drop Cookies

Irish Drop CookiesI call these cookies “Irish” because their green hue makes them perfect for St. Patty’s Day.

Instead of using food coloring, I mix in anti-oxidant green tea powder that helps make these low-sugar cookies even healthier!

Makes 2 dozen cookies

Irish Drop Cookies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Calories per serving: 107 calories

Fat per serving: 4 g fat (2 g saturated)

Irish Drop Cookies


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon green tea powder
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup soft whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup plain, fat-free yogurt
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon green tea powder
  • 2 tablespoons skim milk


  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Coat two cookie sheets with non-stick spray. Place the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl, beat together on high speed until light and fluffy. On low speed, beat in egg and green tea powder.
  • In a separate bowl, place both types of flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the sugar mixture alternating with the yogurt, beginning and ending with the flour.
  • Drop tablespoons of dough onto the cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies are slightly golden around the edges. Repeat with remaining batter.
  • As the cookies bake, prepare the glaze. Place the green tea powder and water in a small bowl. Whisk in powdered sugar and set aside. Allow the cookies to cool completely before icing with the green tea glaze.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving (1 cookie): 107 calories, 1 g protein, 16 g carbohydrates, 4 g fat (2 g saturated), 9 mg cholesterol, 0g fiber, 32 mg sodium.

Weight Watchers® Points Plus: 3


  1. Hi,

    This recipe seems quite interesting, but I have a question, when you say green tea powder do you mean an instant type of tea or do you mean green tea (leaves) ground to a powder?

  2. I am just wondering how much agave to use? I made them but am unsure if i am using enough agave in them…. Thank you for all the great recipes!!!!

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