These soft, fluffy Matcha Green Tea Cookies with White Chocolate are incredibly easy to make. The unique flavor of Green Tea combined with the sweetness of white chocolate makes a truly special, addictive cookie.
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I have LOVED Matcha Tea Lattes since college. I had one today. They’re refreshing, unique, and FULL of antioxidants.
I recently ate a matcha green tea macaroon. (It was delicious.) I immediately thought, “I need to make these”. Then, I remembered that I have no idea how to make a macaroon. I don’t even know where to start. So, I decided to make Matcha Green Tea Cookies.
And, that’s how this recipe was created!
How to Make Matcha Green Tea Cookies
Fortunately, I already had a bag of matcha green tea powder. I usually mix it with Vanilla Whey Protein Powder and milk for an extra healthy protein shake after I work out. It’s not the highest quality of matcha powder, which is why my cookies are a duller, darker shade of green. They’re not as visually appealing as I wanted, but they taste AMAZING. And that’s what counts!
If you want vibrant, BRIGHT green cookies, you will need to use a high quality matcha green tea powder. Ceremonial grade is perfect for this, but it can be expensive. Below are some great options.
If you do not care about looks and just want a delicious cookie, I recommend a cheaper, culinary matcha green tea powder, like the ones below.
Why White Chocolate?
White Chocolate Chips balance the unique, somewhat bitter flavor of green tea. The combination is DIVINE! It’s truly addictive. I ate several Matcha Green Tea White Chocolate Cookies in a row… and more later.
I personally would not use semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips. The flavor of regular chocolate is too strong and acidic for the delicate taste of matcha green tea.
Without any chocolate, the cookies may not be sweet enough. The recipe does include brown sugar. I like to use brown sugar because it creates a soft, chewy texture. If you think this will provide enough sweetness for you and you do not like white chocolate, you can definitely skip the chocolate. You could also add a little white sugar. Have some fun with it!
Ingredients for Matcha Green Tea Cookies
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp matcha green tea powder
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
Directions for Matcha Green Tea Cookies
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until smooth.
- Mix in the egg and vanilla extract.
- Add the flour, baking powder, and matcha green tea powder. Stir until fully combined.
- Fold in the white chocolate chips.
- Roll the dough into balls and place on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 9-12 minutes or until the edges are firm. Baking times vary by oven.
- Let cool, preferably on a wire rack. Then…