Matcha Tea White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Matcha Tea White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am all about treats in moderation. You can have them once in a while and still maintain a healthy, snatched body.

For this week, I decided to make some Matcha tea white chocolate chip cookies!

Why Matcha cookies?

I wanted cookies as the treat for the week but not just plain old chocolate chip ones. My first choice of cookies to make was actually a kitchen sink kind. They unfortunately turned out so horrible that I had to throw them out.

Way too salty. Gross!

I had some Matcha green tea in the drawer (non-expired) and remembered that I used to make blondies with it. Being that those were so good, I decided to use some of the powder to make cookies.

The recipe I found and changes made

I found a Matcha tea cookie recipe that also used white chocolate chips (which I had around) and decided to try it out.

There were some changes that I had to make to the recipe though. They are as follows:

  1. Reduce the amount sugar- I read some of the comments that talked about how the cookies came out too sweet so I decided to not add as much sugar as the recipe called for.
  2. Increased the amount of Matcha tea powder- The comments talked about the taste of the green tea not being very strong. Since I love the taste of Matcha, I decided to add more.
  3. Go eggless- For the past four years, I have had issues with eggs. They make my stomach hurt really bad and give me hives. Because of this, I substituted the whole egg and yolk that the recipe called for.
  4. The time needed to bake- Because I changed some things around and/or my oven is different than the recipe author’s, I had to increase the time for them to be in the oven.

The final recipe

So this is my take on the Matcha tea white chocolate chip cookie recipe:

Yes, part of the bottoms on a couple got burned!

Ingredients-

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsps Matcha
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of granulated white sugar
  • 3/4 cup melted butter (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (to replace one whole egg)
  • 1 tbsp water, 1 tbsp oil (these two replace one yolk)
  • 1 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of white chocolate chips

Directions-

  1. Grease baking sheets and then preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix dry ingredients (flour, Matcha, baking soda and salt) together in a large bowl.
  3. Mix together the melted butter, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla extract, applesauce and oil/water mix until it is creamy.
  4. Pour the wet mix into the large bowl with the dry mix and stir until blended.
  5. Stir the white chocolate chips in with the dough. I found it easier to put on gloves and use my hands to mix the chips in.
  6. Drop cookie dough on the baking sheets. There should be 24 cookies.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until edges are nice and brown. Let them cool completely after you take them out.
  8. Store in an airtight container.

The taste verdict for us

We thought these cookies were amazing. They did not last long at all! I never knew that white chocolate could go so well with Matcha but it really does.

I will definitely make these again in the near future and would recommend them for anyone looking for a less-common type of cookie.

What was the last treat you had?

Thanks for reading!

#greentea #desserts #cookies #snacks #kitchen #baking #cooking #familylife

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