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Don’t call these “spinach cookies”, although that’s exactly what they are…

I’m a friend of “green”. I love my spinach smoothies, I feel most virtuous when I recycle and who doesn’t love a little green in their wallets? I’ve even been known to put spinach in brownies.

St. Patrick’s Day? Umm…I kinda forgot. It wasn’t until Matty B was dressing J Man in his John Deere sweatshirt that I remembered. Maybe it’s because a) we have kids, thus no ability to go out drinking green beer, b) even if we didn’t have kids, who wants to go out drinking green beer? Or c) what the heck makes green beer green?

Is it spinach? Somehow I doubt it…

I’ve got something even better than green beer.

Green sugar cookies!

Whatever you do, don’t call these spinach cookies, that is, unless you don’t want anyone to eat them. And as it turns out, these are deliciousness so you might actually want to keep them for yourself. Your call.


I’m always looking for creative ways to get greens into my family’s mouths. And if sugar is the vehicle, so be it.


The dough is dyed a delightful shade of green from spinach blended up with almond milk.


A magic bullet could definitely handle this job. Don’t dirty up the vitamix for this.


I threw a few green sprinkles in with the sugar. It was my feeble attempt to cover up my green dough. This attempt was futile because Matty B immediately asked, upon inspection, “what did you do to them?”


But you can’t taste the spinach at all! All you can taste is warm, buttery, almondy, amazingness. J Man approved!


And you know my girl would love them! She’s my foodie in training.


You could leave the spinach out of these and they’d still taste great, but if you can get some extra vitamins A and K, why wouldn’t you?

Does green beer have vitamins A and K?

I think not…


Spinach Sugar Cookies


1 1/2 cups flour
2 TBS cornstarch
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup almond milk
1/4 cup spinach
1/2 cup vegan butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp almond extract

Additional sugar for rolling
Green sprinkles (optional)


In a blender or magic bullet, purée the milk and spinach until no specks of green remain. Set aside. In a medium bowl mix the dry ingredients. In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar, almond extract and spinach milk. Combine the wet and dry into a sticky dough.

Roll into small balls and roll in sugar (I added green sprinkles to my sugar)

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.


7 responses »

  1. WOW! That’s awesome!

  2. Great idea to add in the spinach!

  3. My family isn’t vegan, but I have been looking for ways to incorporate more veggies into their diet. Thank you for this, I used 1/2 avacodo and half butter (I don’t have vegan butter) and regular milk with vanilla. (we have nut and chocolate allergies.) They turned out great!

  4. I made them by making a few changes. I used 1 cup unsweetened stewed apples and 1/8 cup mashed avocado in place of butter. Then I replaced the sugar with honey and I put about 1/2 cup spinach and almond milk (they are beautiful green color). Thank you for this recipe ! 🙂


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