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!
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 BonAppetit.com.
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.