Green Tea-White Chocolate-Almond Cookies – Amazing matcha!

These cookies are amazing! The matcha (green tea powder) makes the dough an incredible green color and the white chocolate chips and almonds are the perfect complement to the subtle green tea flavor. This cookie is the perfect little ‘trendy’ sweet to serve with an afternoon tea. Baking with matcha is quite the rage at the moment and this recipe hits the sweet spot!

Green tea-white chocolate-almond cookies


1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract (not imitation vanilla)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 Tablespoon Matcha powder (used Matcha Powder from “Teavana”)
3/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cup white chocolate chips or chunks
1 cup chopped or slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1) Grease or line cookie sheets.

2) Beat butter on med-to high speed with mixer until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes.

3) Add both sugars and beat until incorporated. Then, with mixer on a lower speed add eggs one at a time, then vanilla extract. Beating until all is well incorporated.

4) Into a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt and matcha powder.

5) Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients with mixer on low speed. Hand stir in the white chocolate chips and almonds.

6) Scoop a generous teaspoon full of dough per cookie. Leave space between cookies for the dough to spread as it bakes without touching each other.

Bake 11-13 minutes. Leave cookies on the cookie sheet for 1-2 minutes after coming after the oven and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Best used in 1-3 days. Store in an airtight container for up to a week. Cookies can be frozen for 1-2 weeks.

Depending on the size of your cookies, makes 5-6 dozen.

This recipe has been adapted from

NOTE: A word about matcha green tea powder. There is a variety of price points and quality levels available for matcha powder. Though it has long been used to make various tea drinks, it has also become quite popular to use in baking. Less expensive, baking-grade matcha powder can be found at gourmet grocery stores. Tea specialty shops sell higher quality matcha powder for tea drinking. Miss Party used matcha purchased at “Teavana” which is of a very high quality and can only vouch for that particular matcha in this recipe.


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A Summer Party – Celebrate the long days of summertime!

Miss Party does love her some good friends, good food and good drinks. Put them all together on a lovely, long summer evening and you’ve got some good times. Try throwing a casual summer party for you and your friends and see for yourself!

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Miss Party’s ‘Summer Solstice’ party (held on Saturday, June 21st, which was the actual day of the summer solstice) was that perfect sweet spot of fun people, casual food and drink and great weather that makes the best sort of summer gathering. The stage was set for a relaxing evening for people to catch up with each other and share their summer plans. Guests were asked to bring an appetizer to share so there was a wide variety of flavors and yet the table was still cohesive. It also helped Miss Party keep the food prep for the party to a minimum during a busy time of year. Self-serve bar offerings were simple and straightforward: beer, wine, iced tea and soda.

A fun highlight offered later in the evening, was a ‘Tea Bar’ which offered 5 selections of loose-leaf tea, served hot or cold and Matcha green tea lattes. Miss Bethany, our fine Barista, also did custom blends of the various teas for additional options. For a little sweet, a plate of delicious homemade green tea-white chocolate-almond cookies and shortbread was offered.

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It was a lovely evening and the weather was perfect to be outdoors. Later, we got a little fire going in the fire pit to take the chill off. Lots and lots of lanterns, candles and strings of patio lights filled in the warm ambience.

It’s summertime!!!


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Put some of the most delicious tropical flavors of Hawaii together and what do you get? Aloha Bread, of course! Pineapple, banana, coconut and macadamia nuts all roll into one scrumptious quick bread. It’s a friendly Hawaiian welcome to the Islands! 1/2 cup butter, softened 2/3 cup light brown sugar 2 eggs 3 Tblsp. milk […]

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