These Matcha Cookies with White Chocolate are the perfect combination of crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Plus, they are really easy to make using pantry ingredients and matcha powder.
You will love the melt-in-your-mouth sweetness of the cookie and white chocolate chips combined with the earthy flavor of the green tea. You don’t have to be a matcha lover to enjoy these delicious cookies!
👩🏻🍳 Why You'll Love This Recipe
I love cookies, but sometimes I find myself craving something exciting and different. These matcha white chocolate cookies are a unique and delicious cookie with a beautiful green color.
A chewy inside with a crisp outside highlights the sweet and subtle earthiness of the matcha, and the white chocolate provides an extra boost of decadence. Serve matcha cookies for dessert, or pair them with a Kiwi Banana Matcha Smoothie for an energizing afternoon snack!
Looking for more recipe to make with matcha? Check out this informative article that explains what matcha tastes like as well as guides you to some delicious and surprising recipes you can make with this healthy green tea powder!
🥘 Ingredients Needed
- flour - all purpose flour is typically best for cookies.
- baking soda - makes your matcha cookies light and fluffy.
- salt - balances out some of the sweetness.
- matcha powder - gives your cookies their signature green color and distinct flavor.
- brown sugar - works with the white sugar to give your cookies a deeper flavor and more complex sweetness.
- eggs - helps bind the cookie dough together.
- vanilla extract - for some added sweetness and a hint of vanilla flavor.
- white chocolate - I like white chocolate chips, but any kind of white chocolate (chunks or even chopped chocolate) works great.
- Place flour, baking soda, salt, and matcha powder in a bowl.
- Mix well and set to the side.
- Add butter, sugar, and brown sugar to another bowl.
- Beat until combined and fluffy.
- Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix well.
- Mix in the flour mixture until combined.
- Add white chocolate chips to the bowl.
- Stir until the white chocolate is evenly distributed through the batter, then bake at 350 degrees F for 12 minutes.
Matcha is a type of high grade green tea that's dried and ground into powder. Traditionally from East Asia, this powder is typically whisked into hot water to create a frothy green tea, rather than steeped as classic tea.
Matcha is high in antioxidants, and some studies have shown that it's good for liver health, heart health, weight loss, and can even boost brain function and protect from certain types of cancer.
The powder will provide a stronger and more robust flavor in baked goods than any kind of loose leaf tea, so be aware that using it in proportionate amounts may result in an overpowering and unpleasant flavor. Otherwise, matcha is an easy way to add a vibrant color and green tea flavor to many baked goods and pairs well with flavors like chocolate, vanilla, ginger, and lemon.
Exposure to prolonged heat can turn matcha powder brown, so be sure you only bake your cookies for as long as they need. Keep an eye on them and if you start to see dark coloration, that's probably a good sign that they're good to go.
💭 Expert Tips and Tricks
- Sifting your dry ingredients is a great way to avoid clumps in your cookies, and in some cases can even bring more green color out of your matcha powder.
- A light and chewy texture is achieved by whisking wet ingredients until they're light and fluffy.
- Be sure to chill your dough in the fridge before baking if you want to avoid spreading--this will promote even baking and your butter will melt more slowly. If you like your cookies thinner, chill for less time.
- Using an ice cream or cooking scoop is a great way to get consistent and evenly sized matcha cookies.
You'll love the unique color and distinct green tea flavor of these matcha cookies with white chocolate. Great for a fun dessert, a sweet snack, or to throw in lunch boxes for the kids!
📖 Substitutions and Variations
- Any kind of white chocolate can be used for these cookies, whether it's chips, chunks, or chopped.
- You can also use milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of or in addition to the white chocolate.
- Add some macadamia nuts for extra crunch and nutty flavor.
- Sprinkle the cookies with a touch of flaky salt before baking for a pop of flavor contrast.
🥫 Storage and Reheating
Store matcha cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. To avoid staleness, you can store them with a piece of bread. This will keep them soft and fresh tasting!
⏲️ Make Ahead Instructions
This dough is great to make ahead and store in the freezer to bake. You don't even have to thaw before baking, just place on a baking sheet and bake your matcha cookies as normal.
💡 What To Serve With This Dish
These matcha cookies are great to serve as a dessert after your favorite meal! Serve them after Chicken Grilled Cheese, bold Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos, these easy Air Fryer Chicken Leg Quarters, or bring them to your next barbecue along with these Crock Pot Barbecue Burgers!
🍪 More Cookies Recipes You'll Love
- Peanut Butter S'mores Cookies - Enjoy the classic flavor of s'mores, no campfire required!
- Sesame Cookies with Pretzels - These one of a kind and subtle cookies are great for your next cookie exchange.
- Easy Banana Cookies - You'll only need 5 ingredients for these super simple but tasty cookies.
- Pink Lemonade Cookies - Summery and sweet, these cookies from Kudos Kitchen by Renee are so fun to eat!
Matcha White Chocolate Cookies
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(Pssst....have more matcha powder you want to use up? Try making delicious Matcha Muffins!)
📋 Recipe Card
Matcha Cookies With White Chocolate
- 1 ¼ cup flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons matcha powder
- ½ cup butter
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup white chocolate chips or chunks
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place the flour, baking soda, salt, and matcha powder in a bowl. Mix thoroughly and set aside.1 ¼ cup flour, ½ teaspoon baking soda, ⅛ teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons matcha powder
- Place the butter, sugar, and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat until fluffy,½ cup butter, ⅓ cup sugar, ⅓ cup brown sugar
- Add in the eggs and vanilla and beat until well combined.2 eggs, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Add the flour mixture into the mixing bowl and mix.
- Add in the whit chocolate chips and mix.1 cup white chocolate chips or chunks
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then scoop the dough into 12-14 portions set at least 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
- Top the dough portions with extra white chocolate (optional), then bake for 12 minutes or until the edges begin to brown.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
- If you make the dough ahead of time, tightly wrap it and place it in the refrigerator. When you are ready to bake the cookies, remove the dough from the refrigerator 20 minutes ahead of time to allow the dough to warm up a bit for the best results.
- You can use white chocolate chips, white chocolate chunks, or chopped white chocolate.
Nutritional information is an estimate. The nutritional values for your final dish may vary based on measuring differences and products used.
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Whipped up a batch of these this afternoon and they did not disappoint! Quick, easy and delicious; exactly what I needed to cure my sweet tooth!
I absolutely love matcha, so I can’t wait to try these cookies. Especially with the white chocolate!
Love the color, texture, and flavor in these cookies, Just amazing. Thanks, for sharing.
These cookies are so fun! Love the color and the flavor combo of matcha and white chocolate!
This is such a delicious cookie to have! I made it and love with my mornig tea! It's the perfect pair.