Is there anything so Christmassy as green cookies? And what’s best, you can make all-natural green Christmas cookies – naturally dyed with vegetables or nuts!
Green is fairly easy to achieve with homemade natural food coloring. I’ve already made all-natural green Christmas cookies with pistachio nuts, matcha tea, curly kale and sunflower seeds. Yes, sunflower seeds can dye food green! 😀
Besides these four natural green food dyes, you can also dye food green with green peas and spinach. But green peas can leave a pea taste in baked goods, and spinach is better used raw as a food dye. So these four – pistachio nuts, matcha, curly kale and sunflower seeds – are my favorites to dye Christmas cookies naturally green!
All-Natural Green Christmas Cookies With Kale
Curly kale is my favorite green food coloring because it dyes even baked goods a bright green and doesn’t make the dyed food taste of kale at all! These all-natural green sugar cookies taste just like ordinary Christmas sugar cookies without kale. Click on the link below for the recipe.
All-Natural Green Christmas Cookies With Sunflower Seeds
Did you know that you can use sunflower seeds to make natural green food dye? Sunflower seeds contain chlorogenic acid which turns green in an alkaline environment (baking soda). However, sunflower seeds are not as easy to use as natural green food coloring in recipes, especially in cookies or cakes. It took me a few tries until I got this natural green cookie recipe right. Sunflower seeds dye cookies a surprisingly dark green – perfect for green Christmas tree cookies!
By the way, I actually made these naturally green Christmas cookies with sunflower seeds as Christmas treat for my dog Khaleesi. But these green sunflower seed cookies are just too good to not eat them yourself! Because these cookies were for my dog, I made them without sugar, but feel free to add sugar, honey or even salt for savory cookies. 😉
All-Natural Green Christmas Cookies With Matcha
Naturally green Matcha Christmas cookies taste of matcha tea but in a good way! 😀 Because matcha tea is expensive, these green matcha cookies are truly a decadent Christmas treat.
All-Natural Green Christmas Cookies With Pistachio Nuts
Like curly kale, pistachio nuts make bright green cookies. But, unlike kale cookies, these green pistachio nut cookies taste of pistachio nuts. So if you like pistachio nuts, try these naturally green cookies!
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