Countdown to Japan: Matcha & White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Countdown to Japan: Matcha & White Chocolate Chip Cookies

We’re heading to Japan soon and I couldn’t think of a better way to prep our tastebuds than with a sweet matcha cookie. Adapted from a recipe featured on Tastemade, the matcha and white chocolate chip cookies aren’t overly sweet but they strike all the right notes to satisfy the sweet tooth. And while the white chocolate chips heighten the earthy yet subtle sweetness of the matcha, the delicious cookie base has the traditional crunchy outside and chewy inside that’s sure to delight cookie connoisseurs like Ham, my harshest critic. 😂


For the cookie dough (yields 15 cookies):

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
3/4 cup white chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 350℉.

Sift the flour, matcha powder, salt and baking powder in a small bowl. Then, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar on medium speed. Once it’s combined, add the vanilla extract and egg.

Add the dry ingredients to the bowl and give it a good mix. Then fold the white chocolate chips in by hand.

Line a baking sheet with a non-stick baking mat or parchment paper. With a 1 3/4” scoop, space the cookies 2” apart. Chill the cookie dough for 15-20 minutes, then bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are golden brown.