Quick and Easy Dessert: The Best Matcha Cookie Recipe

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Cookies are absolute favorites in my household. Whether it’s the classic chocolate chip or a new recipe that I learn online, the pantry almost always has a jar or pack. For this article, I’ll introduce you the chocolate chip matcha cookie recipe!

I would normally just buy from the supermarket, but the past two years have taught me that cookies made from scratch are way better! It does takes practice and may cost a bit more, but it’s totally worth it!

Below is a unique and flavorful matcha cookie recipe that’s quick easy to make. I’ll provide step-by-step instructions that are very easy to follow. Good luck!

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What is Matcha?

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Matcha is basically the finely-ground powder form of processed green tea leaves. The leaves used are grown in the shade for a few weeks before harvest. One tablespoon of matcha is actually equivalent to about 8-10 cups of green tea!

Matcha is not only delicious--it's also good for you! It has a lot of amazing antioxidant properties, is rich in fiber, and helps lower the harmful LDL cholesterol.

Green Tea Matcha Cookie Recipe

Matcha Cookie Recipe

Ingredients

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  • All purpose flour, 1 cups 2 tablespoons (140gr)
  • Cornstarch, 4 tablespoons (30gr)
  • Matcha powder, 2 tablespoons (15gr)
  • Chocolate chips, 1/2 cup (optional)
  • Sliced almond,1/3 cup (optional)
  • Baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Unsalted butter , 1/2 cup, room temperature and softened
  • Granulated sugar, 1/2 cup and ⅛ cup (100gr)
  • Albumen, 1 piece, big (30gr-38gr)
  • Vanilla extract, 1/2 tablespoon (optional)
  • Kosher salt, a pinch

Step by Step Directions

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1. Preheat the oven

Before you start combining the ingredients, make sure that you preheat the oven first. Set it at 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

Note: You can also use a countertop convection oven for this.

2. Combine The Dry Ingredients

In a large bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, matcha, baking soda. If you have a sifter, it’s best if you sift them first!

Then, using an electric mixer or food processor, combine the sugar, a pinch of salt and butter. Once smooth <and while your mixer is running>, add in the large albumen, and vanilla extract, mix well until combined. Transfer to a clean, large bowl.

3. Mix All The Ingredients

Gradually add the flour mixture from your first bowl to the wet mixture then blend until the dough is smooth. Once the two mixtures are combined well, add in the chocolate chips and sliced almond and fold them into the mix until they’re evenly distributed.

4. Transfer to a Baking Sheet

Once your ingredients are all nicely combined, cut the dough in half and roll into 2 cylinders. Wrap the logs in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hours.

Remove the logs from the plastic wrap and use the sharp knife to slice the logs into ⅓ inch-thick rounds.

Transfer them to the baking sheet. Make sure that it’s lined with parchment paper so you won’t have a hard time cleaning up afterwards.

See to it that you give the cookies enough space. The dough will later spread and the cookie will get bigger, so each the dough rounds should be at least two inches apart.

5. Bake The Cookies!

Place your baking pan in the oven that’s been preheating for about 25 minutes.Then flip the cookies to the other side and heat for more 25 minutes.

I strongly suggest that you stay with your cookies while they’re baking, as you need to check every once in a while.

If you notice that the edges start to appear dark brown, take them out immediately and cool. What you’re looking for is an even color <but light brown edges are perfectly fine, too!>.

6. Cool And Serve

Take the cookies out of the oven and let them rest for about a minute three to five minutes before you dig in.

If you will be making a lot of cookies in the future, I suggest that you buy a cooling rack for your cookies!

Cooling racks allow air to circulate around the cookies, so no part becomes overdone. If you cool the cookies on the pan, there’s a tendency that they’ll become overdone because the remaining heat will continue to bake them.

Green Tea Matcha Cookie Recipe

Author: Vivian C.

Recipe type: Dessert

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Ingredients
  • All purpose flour, 1 cups 2 tablespoons (140gr)
  • Cornstarch, 4 tablespoons (30gr)
  • Matcha powder, 2 tablespoons (15gr)
  • Chocolate chips, 1/2 cup (optional)
  • Sliced almond,1/3 cup (optional)
  • Baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Unsalted butter , 1/2 cup, room temperature and softened
  • Granulated sugar, 1/2 cup and ⅛ cup (100gr)
  • Albumen, 1 piece, big (30gr-38gr)
  • Vanilla extract, 1/2 tablespoon (optional)
  • Kosher salt, a pinch
Step by Step Directions
  1. Preheat the oven first. Set it at 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine the flour, cornstarch, matcha, baking soda.
  3. Using an electric mixer combine the sugar, a pinch of salt and butter. Once smooth <and while your mixer is running>, add in the large albumen, and vanilla extract, mix well until combined.
  4. Gradually add the flour mixture from your first bowl to the wet mixture then blend until the dough is smooth.
  5. Add in the chocolate chips and sliced almond and fold them into the mix until they’re evenly distributed.
  6. Cut the dough in half and roll into 2 cylinders. Wrap the logs in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hours.
  7. Remove the logs from the plastic wrap and use the sharp knife to slice the logs into ⅓ inch-thick rounds. Transfer them to the baking sheet.
  8. Place your baking pan in the oven that’s been preheating for about 25 minutes.Then flip the cookies to the other side and heat for more 25 minutes.
  9. Take the cookies out of the oven and let them rest for about a minute three to five minutes before you dig in.

Pro Tips For Matcha Cookie Recipe

  • You can use any type of chocolate chips you want for this recipe! I would usually make this with white chocolate chips but I’ve also tried making it with milk chocolate and dark chocolate. Both turned out excellent!I suggest that you try out different chocolates for these cookies and then see which one you’ll like best.
  • You can also add some nuts. Almonds and macadamia are two of my favorite types to add to cookie recipes.
  • These cookies pair very well with milk or tea, but I’ve just recently made myself some refreshing lychee tea, and I discovered that they go so well together!

That’s it!

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How did your cookies turn out? This is a great alternative to the usual chocolate chip cookie—not only is it healthy, it’s also packed with lots of interesting and amazing flavors!

If your cookies did not turn out how you wanted them to, don’t worry! Just try again and make some adjustments! Baking is a trial and error thing, and there are a number of factors to consider <ie. temperatures where you prepare the dough>.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, send them my way! I’d love to hear what you think.

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    Hi There! Welcome to Cooking Is Passio where I can tell you the things I love. My name is Vivian Carpenter. I am not only a foodie at heart but also passionate about cooking. I rely on the support of other cooking blogs like me to get new cooking tips as well as new recipes. This blog is the great way to share my experience and my love cooking with others. And I hope this blog can help you - the cooking lovers like me - cook your favorite dishes.

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