Matcha White Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

August 6, 2015

My obsession with matcha most likely began when I was an exchange student in Tokyo. My first introduction to matcha was Kit Kats followed by matcha pastries and ice cream! When I returned to Miami after studying abroad, I was a little bummed out by the lack of Asian treats and at the time I had to order in bulk from places like Amazon.

When I moved to San Francisco, I was overwhelmed by the easy access to all of my favorite Japanese treats! This also included matcha powder. With easy access to matcha powder, I began experimenting with baking and desserts.

This is a recipe that I love and adapted from Bashful Bao. I increased the amount of matcha powder and decreased the amount of almond extract in the recipe to really highlight the matcha flavor: D











  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Cool Time: 10 minutes
  • Makes about 2 dozen cookies


  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 ½ tbsp matcha
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips


  1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt and matcha. Give the bowl a few shakes to mix the ingredients together. Set aside.
  3. In a mixer or large bowl, mix the butter and sugars until creamed together. Next, add the egg and mix until it is thoroughly incorporated. Then add the almond extract.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the mixture, stirring to incorporate the dry ingredients. I like to mix in the dry ingredients in 3rds.
  5. Fold in the white chocolate chips using a spoon
  6. Scoop out about 2 Tbsp of dough per cookie and put them on the baking sheets spaced about 2” apart. I like to use an ice-cream scooper.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are just turning golden brown.
  8. Remove from oven and let rest on the baking sheets for 5 mins before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Store cookies in an air tight container for up to a week.

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  • Bashful_Bao

    Thanks for the ping back! Those matcha kit-kats are addicting!! My husband and I bought like 4 packages in Japan the last time we were there and they disappeared too fast….Your cookies look great and I hope you enjoy them! 😀

    • Thanks for commenting!! I love your recipe and your blog :D. I get some many rave reviews with these cookies!

  • Tokyo BangBANG

    My sister told me about the Kit Kat bars which I still want to try, but these cookies look delicious. I’m not sure if it’s because they’re green or because the way you describe your joy of the flovor, but I would love to try them. I trust your taste buds being that we enjoy a lot of the same foods. Can’t wait to try! Thanks for the recipe Paige.

    • You’ll def love these!! The white chocolate really balances out the flavor too. I can mail you some kit kats 😀

      • Tokyo BangBANG

        Omg! Yes please ^_^ I’ll send you my address through Facebook.

  • missgetaway

    Ok that’s a great recipe. I just recently discovered Matcha and am in love ever since. So those cookies are definitely one of the things I’ll try with it next 😉

    Love, Kerstin

    • Hope you like them if you make them! Thanks for reading