Matcha Cookies are gooey cookies with slightly crunchy edges, they are flavored with matcha powder, and packed full of rich white chocolate chunks. They are a fun departure from your normal cookies flavors.

a close up photo of a matcha cookie with white chocolate chunks

Matcha is definitely not for everyone and can be an acquired taste, but those who love it will be obsessed with these Matcha Cookies. They have slightly crispy edges and gooey centers. The matcha taste is not overpowering, but it is distinguishable. The white chocolate chunks are the perfect flavor companion and really elevate these cookies.

This Matcha Cookie recipe is simple and straightforward, but the base is my goto for all of my cookie recipes. It is basically no fail and yields delicious cookies for me everytime!

matcha cookies surrounded by white chocolate

Ingredients for Matcha Cookies:

  • Unsalted butter. I always make sure to use unsalted butter when baking because there is no “standard” for the amount of salt they can add to butter. So if you add salt to a recipe and then use salted butter you could end up with a very salty end product.
  • Granulated Sugar. This will sweeten the cookie dough and make it chewier.
  • Brown sugar. Brown sugar adds a softer texture to the finished product.
  • Eggs. It will be easier to incorporate the eggs into the batter if they are at room temperature.
  • Vanilla extract. Vanilla is a must in baked goods just like salt. Real vanilla adds a better flavor than imitation vanilla.
  • All-purpose flour. Measuring the flour correctly is very important. I suggest weighing your flour out (I use this scale). If you want to use a measuring cup, make sure you spoon the flour into the cup and level it off with a knife. Don’t use the cup to scoop directly from the flour.
  • Baking soda. This will help the cookies to rise.
  • Baking powder. This will also help the cookies to rise.
  • Salt. Salt is a must in baked goods. It will help to balance out the sweetness and improve the overall flavor.
  • Matcha. This is the matcha powder that I used. You can use whatever brand that you like best.
  • White Chocolate, chopped, or chocolate chips. If you’re wanting puddles of chocolate chop up a chocolate bar instead of using chocolate chips.
All of the ingredients needed for this recipe

How To Make Matcha Cookies:

STEP 1: In a large bowl using a hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.

STEP 2: Add the eggs one at a time, mixing fully before adding the next. Pour in the vanilla and combine.

the wet ingredients and sugars combined in a bowl

STEP 3: In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and matcha. Whisk to combine.

the dry ingredients combined in a bowl

STEP 4: Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Be sure not to over-mix.

the wet and dry ingredients combined

STEP 5: Fold in the white chocolate.

the completed matcha cookie dough

STEP 6: Cover the cookie dough. Chill for at least 30 minutes.

STEP 7: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

STEP 8: Make scoops of cookie dough about 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons in size. Place at least 3 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining cookie dough.

STEP 9: Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.

STEP 10: Remove the matcha cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on the cookie sheet.

a matcha cookie broken in half

Tips For Making The Best Cookies

  • Chill your cookie dough. I know skipping this step is tempting (you want your cookies as quickly as possible and I can’t blame you for that!) but don’t do it! Chilling cookie dough prevents the cookies from overspreading. This can cause them to be thinner, crispier, and change the overall flavor of the end product.
  • Use an oven thermometer. Most ovens run either hot or cold. Using an oven thermometer ensures that you are baking your matcha cookies at the perfect temperature.
  • Don’t use cold ingredients. Ensure that all of your cold ingredients are at room temperature before making your cookies. The ingredients will combine much easier and you won’t have chunks of cold butter in your cookie dough, which can lead to greasy cookies.
  • Weigh your ingredients. One of the most common baking mistakes that I see is measuring incorrectly, especially with flour. The best way to get accurate measurements everytime is to weigh them with a kitchen scale.
a broken matcha cookie stacked

Your Questions Answered

How long will these cookies last?

If stored correctly in an airtight container these Matcha Cookies can last up to a week at room temperature.

Can I freeze the cookie dough?

Yes! I do this all the time. I recommend scooping the cookie dough and freezing on a baking sheet, then transferring them to an air tight container. That way you can pull out one or two cookies whenever you’d like them. I leave them sitting out at room temperature for about 30 minutes and then bake normally.

Can I add more or remove some of the matcha powder?

Absolutely. You can add more matcha if you’d like a stronger flavor or add less if you want it to be fainter. I wouldn’t add anymore than four tablespoons of matcha or the cookie dough will start to get dry.

cookies flavored with matcha and filled with white chocolate

More Cookie Recipes From Kitchen 335

  • Cornflake Crunch Cookies– gooey chocolate chip cookies full of toasted marshmallows and cornflake crunch.
  • Strawberry Crunch Cookies– a soft and chewy cookie base packed with freeze-dried strawberries and golden Oreos.
  • Lemon Lavender Cookies– soft and chewy sugar cookies flavored with lemon juice, lemon zest, and dried lavender and drizzled with a lemon glaze.
  • Hot Cocoa Cookies– gooey chocolate chip cookies flavored with hot cocoa mix and packed full of toasted marshmallows.
looking down on matcha cookies

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Matcha Cookies

Matcha Cookies are gooey cookies with slightly crunchy edges, they are flavored with matcha powder, and packed full of rich white chocolate chunks.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: matcha, matcha cookies, matcha white chocolate, white chocolate
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 207kcal

Ingredients

For Matcha Cookies:

  • 1 1/2 sticks (170 grams) unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup (198 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (213 grams) light brown sugar packed
  • 2 large (100 grams) eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups (360 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons matcha
  • 1 cup (170 grams) white chocolate chopped or chocolate chip

Instructions

For Matcha Cookies:

  • In a large bowl using a hand mixer cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing fully before adding the next. Add the vanilla and combine.
  • In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and matcha. Whisk to combine.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  • Fold in the white chocolate.
  • Cover the cookie dough and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Make scoops of cookie dough about 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons in size. Place at least 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining cookie dough.
  • Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.5g | Protein: 2.6g | Fat: 8.6g | Saturated Fat: 5.2g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 18.1g | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg
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