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Matcha White Chocolate Cookies


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


  1. Prep: Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Measure out all ingredients. 
  2. Whisk: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and matcha tea. Set aside. 
  3. 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. 
  4. Add in the white chocolate chips: Fold in the white chocolate chips with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. 
  5. 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. 
  6. 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. 
  7. 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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