These matcha chocolate chip cookies are soft and sweet with a subtle taste of green tea. They are a fun way to put a twist on a classic chocolate chip cookie.
While I was browsing the snack section at Mitsuwa, I found that they were selling matcha flavored soft chocolate chip cookies. I was so tempted to buy it because they were matcha flavored. But I somehow showed remarkable restraint and didn’t purchase it because 1) it was expensive and 2) I don’t really like store brand chocolate chip cookies anymore ever since I started baking my own.
So, I thought maybe I could make my own. I took the soft chocolate chip cookie recipe that I love and added matcha powder to it. I worried about the color of the cookies. Since chocolate chip cookies use brown sugar and are brown in color, I knew the green of the matcha wouldn’t come out as well as with other batters. I used light brown sugar for my cookies, and while the raw dough was a bright green, a lot of the green did fade after baking.
The cookies came out a pale green, with brownish hues. The matcha flavor is subtle and I wish it was a little stronger. Even so, the cookies are delicious and it was a fun recipe to make.
The recipe makes about two dozen matcha cookies. They are easy to make and a fun twist on chocolate chip cookies.
- All-purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Softened butter
- Light brown sugar
- White sugar
- Instant vanilla pudding mix
- Vanilla extract
- Semisweet chocolate chips
- Matcha green tea powder
How to Make Matcha Cookies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour and baking soda, matcha powder and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. (I usually soften butter in microwave for approximately 30 seconds. You don’t want it to be a complete liquid, but you want thebutter to be pretty soft or else it’s hard to cream it properly.)
Beat in the instant pudding mix until blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture. Stir in the regular semi-sweet chocolate chips, try to distribute them evenly through cookie dough.
Make balls of cookie dough, about 1 inch wide, and place on a baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Edges should be golden brown. Store the cooled cookies in an airtight container.
They might not be as pretty as the ones I saw at the store – the others had a more vibrant green color – but they definitely taste better. Homemade cookies always do. If you are interested in baking with matcha powder, this is a fun recipe to make. You might like my soft Nutella chocolate cookies, too, which are made in a similar way.
More Creative Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes
- Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup butter softened
- 3/4 cups packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 (3.4-oz) package instant vanilla pudding mix
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 tbsp matcha green tea powder
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Sift together the flour and baking soda, matcha powder and set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. (I usually soften butter in microwave for approximately 30 seconds. You don't want it to be a complete liquid, but you want the butter to be pretty soft or else it's hard to cream it properly.)
- Beat in the instant pudding mix until blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture. Stir in the regular semi-sweet chocolate chips, trying to spread evenly through cookie dough..
- Make balls of cookie dough, about 1 inch wide and place on baking sheet, about 2 inches apart Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Edges should be golden brown.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.