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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Chewy Green Tea (Matcha) White Chocolate Cookies

I don’t really LOVE drinking the traditional matcha all that much, but I LOVE matcha milk tea and matcha flavored sweets. Ice cream, cookies, cake…..YUM:)

Here’s what I came up with this weekend—chewy matcha cookies with white chocolate chunks.

Chewy Matcha White Chocolate Cookies:
Makes about 16 3-inch cookies
·         1 stick butter, softened
·         ¾ cup granulated sugar
·         1 cup + 2 tablespoon all purpose flour
·         ½ teaspoon baking soda
·         ½ teaspoon salt

·         2 tablespoon matcha powder (or more if needed)
·         1 egg yolk
·         ½ egg white (I just eyeballed it)
·         1 teaspoon vanilla extract
·         A little less than 4 oz white chocolate bar, chopped into chunks
1.       Preheat oven to 350°F.
2.       Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, and matcha powder.
3.       Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.
4.       Beat in egg yolk, egg white, and vanilla extract to butter-sugar mixture till combined.
5.       Stir in dry ingredients till just combined. Stir in white chocolate.
6.       Scoop up tablespoons of cookie dough onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
7.       Bake at 350°F for about 8 minutes.

1.      Use a cookie scoop to get uniformly sized round cookies (level off cookie dough from the scoop). I used Oxo Good Grip Medium Cookie Scoop and the cookies turned out about 3 inches.
2.      The dough can be store in the fridge for 5 days. But it should be brought back to room temperature before baking.
scooped cookie dough
right out the oven, still puffy but will set after cooling


  1. These turned out awesome!
    I was skeptical about the chewiness when I saw no brown sugar, but nonetheless I had chewy, crispy-on-the-outside cookies that looked and tasted great. (They resembled subway cookies.)

    I find that the white choc chips are a superior pairing with Matcha than dark choc.
    Thanks for this!

  2. I love this recipe and the cookies it yields!