Matcha White Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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Matcha White Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Do you want to try something new? Then try my all-new and unique Matcha Cookies with white chocolate chips. Sounds different, no? 

These buttery, chewy matcha cookies are perfect to pair with afternoon tea and impress your loved ones with their unique flavor. 

What Is Matcha Powder? 

Matcha powder is an East Asian green tea powder with unique flavor combinations. It’s a stone-ground powder made from shade-grown green tea. When you first taste matcha, you will find subtle earthiness and bitterness. It’s packed with antioxidants. 

Matcha powder has gained a lot of popularity in recent years due to its benefits and unique taste. Of course, it had to be introduced in baking products as well. These matcha cookies have slight bitterness from the green tea, which is paired intelligently with sweet white chocolate. Together, the cookies taste amazing. 

Why You’ll Love This Recipe? 

  • New and unique: You must have read and made a lot of cookies, but I’m sure matcha cookies must not be on that list. It’s a rare cookie choice, so the recipe is quite unique. 
  • Well thought flavor combination: The pairing of white chocolate with matcha is well thought out as they complement each other well. The sweetness of white chocolate balances the earthiness and bitterness of matcha powder. 
  • Soft and light texture: Most matcha cookies recipe that you will find will have melted brown butter in them. Since I wanted to give a lighter and softer texture, I used soft butter only. It makes the cookies spread more and have a thin appearance. 

Important Ingredients Used In The Recipe 

  • Matcha powder: The cookies need good quality matcha powder as matcha is the dominant flavor component. The powder also provides a green color to the cookies, which makes their appearance different. 
  • White chocolate chips: besides the sugar, white chocolate is also one ingredient that provides sweetness and vanilla flavor, which counteracts matcha flavor. I have used Callebaut white chocolate chips in the recipe. 
  • Butter: Salted butter helps provide the buttery flavor base in the cookies. Using room-temperature butter is the key here. 
  • Egg and Brown sugar: These are the two main Hygroscopic ingredients that attract moisture from the environment, making the cookie chewy. That is why these cookies have a chewy soft texture. 

How To Make Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies? 

  • Do the preparation: Collect all your ingredients in different bowls. Prepare a baking tray by lining it with butter paper or a silicon mat. Also, preheat the oven to 180C.

  • Start Creaming: In a bowl, cream together butter and both sugars. It should turn light and fluffy. 

  • Add Egg: Next, add the egg along with vanilla essence into the creamed butter. 

  • Dry ingredients: Sift the dry ingredients, which are flour, matcha powder, baking soda, and salt. Add these dry ingredients to the butter-egg mixture. Mix well to form a dough. 

  • White chocolate: The last step is to fold the white couverture chocolate chunks into the dough. Mix them well. 

  • Shaping: once the dough is ready, make balls of the dough weighing 50g each. Place them on a lined baking tray and Sprinkle some white chocolate chips on top. 

  • Freezing: place the tray with shaped cookie dough in the fridge for 15-20 minutes. 

  • Bake: Bake the cookies in a preheated oven at 180C.(OTG mode: lower rod + upper rod + fan) for 15-18 minutes. 

Chef’s Tips For The Recipe

Avoid Overmixing

Ensure you are mixing the dough just enough that all ingredients come together nicely. If you overmix the dough, it is likely to get sticky. 

Cool down the Cookies

Ensure the cookies have been completely cooled before storing them in an airtight box. The steam from warm or hot cookies will make the cookies soggy as the moisture will be trapped in the box. 

Add Nuts

Add nuts like walnuts, pecans, or macadamia to take the cookies to another level. This will add a crunch to the cookies. 

White Compound Chocolate

In place of Callebaut white chocolate chips, you may use chocolate chips made from compound chocolate as well.

How To Store Match Cookies? 

Store cooked cookies in an airtight in a cool and dry place. They will last up to a week. 

You can even freeze them in a zip-lock bag for a month. Thaw them in the fridge first and then at room temperature before consuming them. 

Leftover cookie dough can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months, cling-wrapped, and put in an airtight box. 

More easy recipes

If you love this recipe, try our other cookies, like strawberry cheesecake cookies and cornflakes cookies

Frequently Asked Questions

What does matcha do in baking?

Matcha adds a unique earthy green tea flavor to any baked product. 

What pairs well with matcha? 

Flavors like vanilla, banana, ginger, chocolate, and lemon go well with matcha. 

Why did my matcha cookies turn brown? 

Overbaking will turn the green matcha color into brown. Ensure that you bake cookies within the suggested time frame. 

Which type of matcha powder is best for baking? 

Matcha powder is mainly divided into two categories, ceremonial and culinary. They both have similar tastes, but their use is different. For baking purposes, it is recommended to use culinary matcha powder. 

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Matcha White Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Matcha White Chocolate chip cookies: Try these unique cookies to impress your loved ones. I’m sure everyone would love these soft and chewy matcha-flavored cookies.

  • Total Time: 45 to 57 minutes
  • Yield: 6 portions 1x


  • 100g All-purpose Flour
  • 3 tsp Matcha powder
  • ¼ + 1/8 tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ +1/8 tsp Salt
  • 69g Salted Butter
  • 50g Castor Sugar
  • 37g Brown Sugar
  • 25g Egg
  • 35g White couverture chocolate chips (for dough)
  • 1/4tsp Vanilla essence
  • White chocolate chips as required (for top)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (OTG mode: lower rod + upper rod + fan). Line a baking tray with butter paper or a silicon mat. 
  2. In a bowl, cream butter and both the sugars until its pale and fluffy.
  3. Now, add eggs and vanilla essence and mix well. 
  4. Next, sieve in the dry ingredients, i.e., flour, matcha powder, baking soda, and salt. Combine everything well to form a dough. 
  5. Lastly, fold in the white couverture chocolate chunks and mix them into the dough.
  6. For shaping, make balls from the dough weighing 50g each.
  7. Place them on a lined baking tray and sprinkle some white couverture chocolate chips on top.
  8. Now, freeze the dough in the freezer for 15-20 minutes before baking. 
  9. Finally, bake the cookies at 180C (OTG mode: lower rod + upper rod + fan) for 15-18 minutes.
  • Author: Chef Mansi Jain
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Freezing Time: 15 to 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 to 18 minutes

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