These sweet matcha white chocolate cookies are soft and chewy with a beautiful bright green color that is slightly crispy on the outside. Thanks to the matcha powder these cookies have a unique flavor that goes so well with white chocolate chips. This recipe is perfect to make with regular all-purpose flour or gluten-free!
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour or gluten-free 1:1 baking flour (use spoon and level method)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 teaspoons matcha tea powder (see notes)
- 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- Prep: Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Measure out all ingredients.
- Whisk: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and matcha tea. Set aside.
- Make the dough: In a large bowl, add in butter and sugar and use a hand mixer to cream together for 2-3 minutes, until creamed and smooth. Then add in egg and vanilla. Use a hand mixer to beat the wet ingredients until completely combined. Slowly add flour to wet ingredients beating on low to mix. Stop just as the flour is mixed in.
- Add in the white chocolate chips: Fold in the white chocolate chips with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon.
- Bake: Using a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop, make round scoops and place them onto the cookie sheet spacing evenly and about 3 inches apart. Place into oven and bake for 9-11 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden and are "set". The middle should still be soft, and will look slightly undercooked. When testing the regular all-purpose flour cookies were done at 9 minutes and the gluten-free cookies were done baking at 11 minutes. Start watching both variations at the 9 minute mark so you have a soft cookie.
- Cool: Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet. Remove and let them cool the remainder of the way on a cooling rack.
- Enjoy: Store these cookies at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 4 days or freeze and take out what you need.
- If you would like to make the matcha flavor less intense use 1-2 teaspoons but expect the color to be different.
- a 1:1 gluten-free baking flour contains xanthan gum. I love King Arthur brand.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 9
- Category: Baked Goods
- Method: Baking
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