These Matcha White Chocolate Cookies are loaded with ooey gooey white chocolate, vanilla matcha flavour, and topped with a hint of almond. The ooey gooey-ness comes from heaps of white chocolate chunks instead of using standard chocolate chips. I also recommend slightly under baking the cookies to get that soft and doughy centre!
But, Why Matcha White Chocolate Cookies?
I had some old and forgotten vanilla matcha powder sitting in the back of my pantry. Since we all know how expensive matcha powder can be, I wasn't willing to just throw it away. I know, I know, why not just make some killer iced matcha lattes? Well, I totally could have, but it's just in my nature to go bold. And matcha cookies fit the bold and brave narrative so well!
Naturally, I headed over to google to look up matcha cookie recipes to see how many other crazies there are out there putting tea in their cookies. To my surprise, there were quite a few! Anyways, I thought I would join them and make my own tea flavoured cookie and see how it went. So, I took my fav cookie base recipe and added in the vanilla matcha powder, some white chocolate chunks, crushed almonds and prayed for the best. They turned out 100 times better than expected! I mean just look at them!
Tips, Tricks, and Modifications.
Use white chocolate chunks instead of white chocolate chips. This may seem trivial, but it really makes the world of difference! All you need to do is get a bar of white chocolate and go to town.
Do not over bake these! They won't look like they are done baking, but I promise they are done. Don't worry, they will actually cook a little longer and firm up a bit as they cool outside of the oven. However, if you over bake them, they won't have the soft centre.
Can I use milk/dark chocolate instead of white? I wouldn't recommend it. I mean, matcha cookies in general are a strange idea, but adding milk/dark chocolate to it just seems even more farfetched. If you really want to try it, go for it and let me know how it went in the comments below!
Can I use margarine instead of butter? Yes you can! It may cause a bit of spreading but it will still yield a delicious and gorgeous cookie either way.
Where can I get vanilla matcha powder. I got my vanilla matcha powder here. If you want to use regular matcha powder, that would be just fine too!
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Matcha White Chocolate Cookies with Almonds
- ½ Cup Butter softened
- 1 Cup White Granulated Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 1 Large Egg
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Hot Water
- 1 ½ Cups All Purpose Flour
- ¼ Cup Vanilla Matcha Powder see note
- 1 Cup White Chocolate Chunks see note
- ¼ Cup Crushed Almonds
- Preheat oven to bake at 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease the pan with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl combine softened butter and sugar together. Mix well with a fork until mixture starts to become light and fluffy or use a hand/stand mixer.
- Add the egg, vanilla and salt to the sugar mixture. Combine.
- In a separate small bowl dissolve the baking soda in the hot water. Then add it to the sugar mixture and mix.
- Sift in the flour half a cup at a time, mixing well between. Once the flour has all been added, fold in the matcha powder. Make sure everything is combined really well.
- Gently fold in the white chocolate chunks. Then spoon approx 2 tablespoon of mixture into mounds on the lined baking sheet and press the crushed almonds into the tops of each cookie before placing in the oven. Make sure to leave a few inches between each cookie.
- Bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before eating.