So, scientific studies show that green tea helps with weight loss…think that these matcha white chocolate chip cookies will help with that? Fun fact: I am literally obsessed with anything green tea flavored. Green tea mochi ice cream (holy goodness), green tea KitKat (YESSSSS), green tea pocky, green milk tea with boba, green tea ice cream, green tea red bean cake rolls…I mean, I’m starting to think I should devote an entire segment of recipes just to green tea flavored things. Now one of my favorite cookies hands down is the good ol’ soft and chewy white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookie. So when you combine matcha and white chocolate chip cookies together? Genius. It’s like a match made in heaven.
- 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp matcha powder (2 packets matcha milk tea powder)
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
Mix flour, baking soda, cornstarch, salt and matcha powder in bowl. Set aside.
Whisk together melted butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth.
Whisk in eggs.
Mix in vanilla extract.
Combine wet ingredients to dry ingredients.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Cover dough and chill for 2 hours.
Allow dough to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes.
Roll 1-2 heaping tablespoons of chilled dough into balls and set on baking sheet 2-3 inches apart.
Bake at 350 °F for 11-12 minutes.
Let cool for another 10 minutes on wire rack.
I’ve been trying to perfect the chocolate chip cookie for a long time, but time and time again, I’ve failed. I think the success to a good cookie lies in the time at which you bake it (mine usually becomes too cakey from being in the oven too long) and also the butter temperature in your batter. Some of these little things don’t seem like it makes too big of a difference, but it changes the consistency of your cookie. Read here for an interesting cookie experiment regarding butter temperature.
For these cookies in particular, I did not have matcha powder so I used a couple packets of matcha milk tea powder to get the same matcha flavor. The flavor is a lot lighter in comparison to straight up matcha powder, but I didn’t want the flavor to be overpowering because matcha powder is pretty strong. If you choose to use matcha powder, a couple of tablespoons (as mentioned above) should suffice, and you’ll usually get a dark green batter.
Oh my beautiful, beautiful cookie.
If you’re just a big of a fan of matcha as me, you need this in your life. Gotta celebrate this perfect matrimony.
Bon appétit! ♥