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White Chocolate Matcha Cookies

These white chocolate matcha cookies are my contribution to the Creative Cookie Exchange. This month, we’re showcasing coffee or tea in our cookie recipes. Grab your apron and come on in to my virtual kitchen, and I’ll show you how easy and fun these delicious cookies are to make!

Recipe for White Chocolate Matcha Cookies - a soft, slightly chewy, mildly sweet sugar cookie - Get the recipe from ItsYummi.com

I’m a huge coffee lover, but truthfully, I don’t enjoy tea. At all. I find it to be too bitter, and besides, after I was diagnosed with anemia, I read this article, which explains that the tannins associated with tea can prevent absorption of iron into the body.

Being anemic is challenging enough on its own without fighting to hang on to the little big of iron I do keep in my body. But on the positive side, matcha has a lot of great health benefits.

FOOD FACTS – GREEN TEA

~ Incredibly high content of flavonoids, which are plant-derived antioxidants.

~ Green tea is the best food source of a group called catechins. Catechins are more powerful than vitamins C and E in halting oxidative damage to cells, and appear to have other disease-fighting properties. too.

~ Studies have found an association between consuming green tea and a reduced risk for several cancers, including, skin, breast, lung, colon, esophageal, and bladder.

So although it’s probably not great for me to consume in mass quantities, a little bit in a couple of small cookies won’t hurt anything on my part. Besides, I had to taste test them for you. It’s what I do 🙂

Recipe for White Chocolate Matcha Cookies - a soft, slightly chewy, mildly sweet sugar cookie - Get the recipe from ItsYummi.com

I wonder… is it acceptable to drink tea with ones tea cookies?

Recipe for White Chocolate Matcha Cookies - a soft, slightly chewy, mildly sweet sugar cookie - Get the recipe from ItsYummi.com

 

Oh, and if you love matcha and want to make another easy recipe with it, I think you’ll love my matcha gnocchi with orange butter sauce!

Matcha Gnocchi with Orange Butter Sauce from ItsYummi.com

 

I hope you enjoy these matcha cookies!

These matcha cookies with white chocolate are chewy, delicious, and easy to make! Made with the finest matcha powder, quality chocolate, and lots of love!

Matcha White Chocolate Cookies

healthy green tea (matcha) powder is paired with white chocolate in a soft, chewy sugar cookie.
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 19 mins
Servings 24
Calories 123 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 ounces unsalted butter slightly softened
  • 3.3 ounces (1/3 cup) brown sugar
  • 3.3 ounces (1/3 cup) granulated sugar or sugar substitute (I use NuNaturals PreSweet Tagatose)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6.2 ounces (1.5 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon black sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon food safe matcha powder
  • 2 ounces white chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 350 F.
  • Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper; set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl, Whisk together flour, matcha powder, salt, and sesame seeds (if using); set aside.
  • Place butter and both sugars into the large bowl of an electric stand or hand mixer; cream on high speed for 3-4 minutes, or until mixture is very light and fluffy, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary. (Because there's no leavening agent in this recipe, you want to incorporate lots of air into the dough)
  • Reduce mixer speed to medium and add egg and vanilla extract, mixing until fully incorporated. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture, mixing just until combined (you may still have some flour showing). Turn off mixer and incorporate white chocolate by hand with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  • Use a small cookie scoop or your hands to form 18 balls of dough. Space evenly on prepared baking sheets, about 1/4 inch apart. Use your fingers to gently press down on each ball of dough to flatten slightly. If desired, sprinkle tops of cookies with a few more sesame seeds.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 9-10 minutes, or until bottom of cookies are barely golden and tops are still somewhat shiny. Don't over bake, as cookies will continue to bake after being removed from the oven.
  • Allow cookies to cool on pan for 2 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition

Calories: 123kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 31mgSugar: 9g
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54 Comments

  1. Do you think these cookies are safe for preschoolers? I wanted to bake something green for the St. Patricks Day party that did not use green food dye.

    1. Karen, I wouldn’t advise giving these cookies to children. This is because tea contains caffeine that may over-stimulate. It also contains tannins that may block nutrient absorption such as protein and fats in children. If you’re looking for treats that don’t use dye, I suggest that you check out two posts of mine. This one is all naturally green foods for St. Patrick’s Day and this one is dye free holiday cookies.

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