Saturday 11 January 2014

Green Tea White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I'm very much a green tea lover and I drink it daily and love to try all kinds of green tea flavoured items such as ice-cream, cakes, cookies... 

When I saw this on Just One CookBook last year, I decided that its going on my Chinese New Year cookie baking list. Who can resist green tea cookies embedded with white chocolate chips! I loved the strong green tea flavour in this cookie and the white chocolate adds a nice crunch and texture to this delicious cookie.

I prefer my cookies a little more crisp and baked them a little longer than recommended when I baked these the first time. The white cookie chips turned slightly browned. The second time I made these, I ensured that the chips were not burned, but the cookie wasn't quite as crisp as I'd like it to be. Perhaps its my oven - I am wondering if there is anyway to overcome this problem? 

Green Tea & White Chocolate Cookies (36 cookies)
Recipe from Just One CookBook

  • 240 g all purpose flour
  • 15 g green tea powder (matcha)
  • 150 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 130 g powder sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • Sift the flour and the matcha powder.
  • Cream together the butter, sugar, and salt until soft and light.
  • Add the egg yolks and beat well.
  • Gradually add the flour/matcha powder mixture.
  • Fold in the white chocolate chips.
  • Shape the dough into 2 round logs and wrap them in plastic wrap. Place your wrapped log on a bed of rice to chill to prevent one side from being flattened. Chill in refrigerator for several hoursor, better yet, overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 300F (150C) degrees. Remove the dough from plastic wrap and cut the cookies into slices of 7mm (1/4 inch) thick. If you put too many chocolate chips, this step can be a little tricky.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes then cool on a rack.
I am linking this post to the Bake Along event created by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours, lena of Frozen Wings and Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids.


  1. Hi Mich, the green tea cookies look delicious! I like my icebox cookies crispy too, so I tend to slice them a bit thinner than stated in the recipe so that they become crispy faster, but with the chocolate chips, they might get in the way while slicing the cookies!

  2. Did your kids like it too? Am wondering if my kids will like it - they drink green tea occasionally with us but I often dilute it with water if I give it to them.

  3. Hi Mich, I love green tea too. Will definitely love to try this when I'm free. Thanks for sharing :)

  4. I love green tea too but hardly use it for baking cookies. With added white chocolate I am sure it must be yummy.

  5. Love beautiful green colour! Thanks for sharing, Mich.
    Happy Sunday!

  6. green tea and white chocolate... felicitous combination! yummy Mich!

  7. Hi Mich,
    Your cookies looks so lovely with the beautiful green colour!
    I love drinking green tea too, and have it almost daily!

  8. Love these cookies! Green food.. always odd, but these are perfect for Tea Month.

  9. Hi Mich, I had baked these cookies last CNY and they were delicious! Yours has a very rich green…gorgeous! If I have the time I'll bake these again:D

  10. i remember seeing this is nami's blog and i think the white choc is a great addition. Probably this recipe is something like a shortbread that's why it wont be as crispy as in cookies?

  11. These look delicious!! I love the intense green colour and I too am a huge fan of green tea, these are a must try for me :)

  12. This is so inventive! They are very original cookies with their green colour and very inviting with a good cup of tea.X

  13. Hi Mich,

    I have not given my boy (going to be 5 soon) any caffeinated tea or coffee yet... He said that he wanted to try green tea but I still say NO to him until today :p I wonder if he will ask for green tea cookies if he sees yours :p


  14. These are beautiful cookies!
    I'd looooooooove to try them
    Do send me some pleaseeeeeeee
    (We don't have here matcha)

  15. I too drink green tea everyday for more than 15 years now. I take it in no other form except maybe green tea ice cream once in a while. Your green tea cookies look so interesting.. don't mind trying a few.. care to send a jar over?? Thanks for this wonderful recipe, Mich. Timely for CNY!! lol

  16. Hi Mich!

    I see you have baked some pretty green tea cookies. They sure look inviting. I like that you added white chips too. I think chocolate chips may have been a bit much with the subtle taste of the green tea.

    I'm a huge fan of green tea, I drink it every day. I must try these cookies. Green Tea with Green Tea Cookies maybe? As for your dilemma, the only thing I can think of off hand is to lightly coat the chips with perhaps some flour to prevent them from burning. As you know, I know nothing about baking but that's what I would do just for the heck of it!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Mich. I bet this cookies would also be good for St. Patrick's Day!

  17. These look gorgeous! I love matcha. Matcha and white chocolate is heavenly.

  18. Mich , I love green tea as well but haven't drank tea for months :P I've seen Nami's when I lurked at her site last time , maybe I should try it . I love everything in these cookies , the green tea flavor , the color and of course , the white chocolate :D

  19. The cookies looks delicious and yummy. I want to try one. I will try the recepie for sure. I love the flavor green tea.The green tea is the best among the varieties of tea.

  20. Hi Mich, your cookies sure look addictive. Beautiful color, love it.

    Best regards.

  21. Gasp! OMG I didn't know you made these cookies! Sorry, WP didn't send me pingback for this link, and I had no idea. I'm so glad I caught this post! Thank you so much for trying this recipe! Yours look perfect! Regarding the crispiness... not sure how crispy you want it to be, but this texture is shortbread. Are they considered crispy? Not chewy for sure, but maybe borderline crispiness? :D Maybe reduce temp a little bit and cook a bit longer so they don't get brown? I'll share your link on my fan page later today! :) Thank you for linking back to my post!

  22. I am also a green tea lover. Never did I imagine that green eta powder could be used to make such healthy and delicious chocolate cookies. These look so delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  23. Who can resist green tea cookies embedded with white chocolate chips! I loved the strong green tea flavour in this cookie and the white chocolate adds a nice crunch and texture to this delicious cookie. healthy tea melbourne

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