These Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies are chewy, delicious and so easy! The addition of matcha powder adds the perfect amount of green tea taste. This matcha cookie recipe is quick, straightforward and foolproof!

Matcha chocolate chip cookies

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These matcha chocolate chip cookies are a fun twist on classic cookies.
  • The matcha flavor is subtle and not overpowering.
  • Matcha has many health benefits. It is chock full of antioxidants.
  • The green color is naturally occurring and so fun!
  • These one mixing bowl cookies do not require any chilling time.
  • This recipe is gluten free!
  • Check out these Matcha Brownies for another fun dessert!

What is Matcha?

Matcha means powdered tea. In normal tea, the tea leaves are dropped into the hot water and then later discarded. With matcha, the tea leaves have been ground up into a fine powder and then added to the water.

Matcha is high in antioxidants and offers several other health benefits. In addition, matcha is much higher in caffeine than traditional tea.

Matcha powder

Baking with Matcha Powder

The matcha powder is subtle in both quantity and taste. It is naturally very fine and bright green.

With these cookies, the matcha powder adds color, flavor, and taste. These cookies have a very slight matcha aftertaste that leaves you wanting more!

Ingredients & Substitutions

Use room temperature butter for best results. Melted butter will yield runny cookies that spread too thin. I haven’t tried this recipe with Vegan butter or coconut oil, but I think room temperature coconut oil would work.

Both brown sugar and white sugar add sweetness. Pack brown sugar well before measuring.

The egg is definitely necessary for these cookies. I do not recommend an egg replacement.

Every cookie recipe needs some vanilla extract for extra flavor!

This recipe can be made with either gluten free 1 to 1 flour or all purpose flour. I used King Arthur Flour 1 to 1 gluten free flour and it worked well!

Matcha powder can be tough to find. I ordered mine off Amazon and bought the brand Jade Leaf. I highly recommend using an unsweetened all natural powder.

A little baking soda helps these cookies rise.

For the chocolate chips, use desired size and flavor. White chocolate chips would be great here! I used dark chocolate mini chocolate chips and dark chocolate regular sized.

Scoops of matcha cookie dough

How to Make

Step 1

First, preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.

Step 2

In a stand mixer or large bowl, cream together softened butter, brown sugar and white sugar.

Sugar and butter in bowl

Step 3

Add in egg and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.

Creamed butter and eggs

Step 4

Then, add in all remaining ingredients except chocolate chips. Stir to combine.

Matcha flavored cookie dough

Step 5

Fold in chocolate chips.

Matcha cookie dough with chocolate chips

Step 6

Use cookie scoop to drop balls of dough onto lined baking pan.

Cookie dough balls on pan

Step 7

Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until cookies are just set in the middle.

Baked matcha cookies on pan

Step 8

Finally, remove from oven. Allow to cool on pan for 5 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling.

Expert Tips & Tricks

Room temperature (slightly softened) butter is the best.

Cream together butter and sugars until fully combined.

Tightly pack brown sugar while measuring.

Balls of dough should be about 1 tablespoon in size before baking.

Bake until cookies are just done in the middle. Do not over bake!

Matcha chocolate chip cookies

How to Serve & Store

Serve cookies once they are cool enough to handle.

Store cookies covered at room temperature for up to 4 days.

Store in the fridge for up to 7 days.

These cookies freeze well! Wrap each individual cookie and freeze for up to 2 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is matcha and chocolate a good combination?

Yes, matcha and chocolate are a good combination.

How does matcha affect baking?

A little bit of matcha powder doesn’t heavily affect baking. It changes the color of your dessert to green and leaves a subtle tea taste.

What do these cookies taste like?

These cookies taste like classic chocolate chip cookies with a very subtle green tea taste.

Where can I buy matcha powder?

I have only found it on Amazon.

Gluten free matcha cookies

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Matcha chocolate chip cookies

Get the Recipe: Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies are chewy, delicious and perfectly flavored! They have a subtle matcha taste which is a fun twist on the classic cookie. These green tea matcha cookies are fun, easy and so yummy!
5 from 10 votes

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • First, preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a stand mixer or large mixing bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar and white sugar until mixed.
  • Then, add in egg and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
  • Add in remaining ingredients except chocolate chips. Stir until combined.
  • Then, fold in chocolate chips.
  • Use a cookie scoop to drop balls of dough onto lined baking pan. Dough should be about 1 tablespoon in size.
  • Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until middles of cookies are just set.
  • Finally, remove from oven. Allow cookies to cool on pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

Notes

  • Use room temperature softened butter for best results.  Do not melt butter!  If you forget to take the butter out before making these, microwave butter for 10 seconds to soften it.
  • Tightly pack brown sugar while measuring.
  • I used King Arthur Flour gluten free 1 to 1 flour.  All purpose works as well.
  • I used a combination of regular dark chocolate chips and mini chocolate chips.  White chocolate chips work well too!
  • Balls of dough should be about 1 tablespoon in size.  
  • Bake until cookies are just set in the middle.  Do not over bake!
Calories: 231kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 134mg, Potassium: 33mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 255IU, Calcium: 14mg, Iron: 1mg

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