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Matcha white chocolate cookies on table

Matcha White Chocolate Cookies

Author: Gail Ng
Super soft matcha white chocolate cookies made with plenty of matcha flavour and white chocolate chunks. They're so easy to make with no chilling needed!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Yield 16 cookies
Category Desserts
Cuisine Japanese


  • 115 g unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 50 g brown sugar
  • 100 g granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 200 all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons matcha powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 100 g white chocolate, roughly chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar with an electric mixer until very creamy and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract and mix again until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, cornstarch, matcha powder, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Sift this into the wet mixture and use a silicone spatula to fold together until almost combined. Add in the chopped white chocolate (reserving a handful for later) and continue folding until no dry patches of flour remain.
  • Using a 2" ice cream scooper, scoop out balls of cookie dough and place on your baking sheet, leaving about 2" between each cookie for spreading.
  • Bake for about 12 minutes. In the last 2-3 minutes of baking, press a couple of white chocolate chunks into the tops of each cookie and continue baking until the edges are set but the middles are still soft. Let the cookies cool and set for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to finish cooling.


  • There's no need to chill the cookie dough before baking but if it's too sticky, it doesn't hurt to chill it for about 30 minutes before scooping


Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords green tea cookies, matcha cookies, matcha white chocolate cookies
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