Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These matcha chocolate chip cookies are easy to make, super tasty and will melt in your mouth. Plus, the matcha adds a beautiful color and unique flavor.

matcha chocolate chip cookies

Matcha has been quite trendy over the last few years and I’ve noticed it popping up in a ton of recipes. A few months ago, I saw someone make matcha cookies and I was amazed. I thought it was such an incredible idea and knew I had to try it out for myself.

So this is my take on the matcha chocolate chip cookie! I originally wanted to add white chocolate chips, but Trader Joe’s doesn’t sell them (at least not at the store I go to), so I decided to go with the regular chocolate chips.

But boy was that a great decision. I didn’t think the chocolate would pair super well with the match but I was wrong! The matcha and chocolate chips are just like peanut butter and jelly, so perfect together.

I opted for chocolate chunks instead of chocolate chips and it ended up turning out great. Plus, I love a big chocolate to dough ratio. A big bite filled with ooey gooey chocolate? Yes please.

match chocolate chip cookies

Ingredients for Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies

The ingredients for this matcha chocolate chip cookie isn’t too different from what you would expect from a simple chocolate chip cookie. The only unique ingredient is of course the matcha green tea powder.

  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Cane sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Egg
  • All purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Matcha green tea powder

I haven’t tried out any replacements for this recipe so I recommend trying out the recipe just as it is (and it’s just about perfect the way it is by the way).

What kind of matcha should you use?

I personally used match powder I got at my local H MART because it’s usually cheaper there compared to a grocery store, but in case you don’t have a H MART or other asian grocery store near you, here are a few recommendations that have good ratings. 

Here are my top five recommendations. I do make a small commission if you purchase through my links, it really helps support the blog:

Tip: You don’t need ceremonial match for this recipe. Opt for culinary grade matcha instead (it’s cheaper too).

matcha chocolate chip cookies

What are the nutritional benefits of matcha?

I absolutely love, love, love matcha. As someone who hates coffee (I know right, what’s wrong with me), matcha is a great way to get in some caffeine to take on the day. Plus, I love the taste. I grew up on green tea, so I’m used to the earthy taste. Some people aren’t a huge fan of it, but it’s really just about personal preference.

Matcha also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that promote good physical and mental health. This is mainly due to it’s high catechin content, which are substances that are found in green tea. 

Overall, matcha is a great addition to your diet if you need a little caffeine boost or are looking for a good coffee alternative. Along with this, the high antioxidant content of matcha can help promote good physical and mental health, which is always a plus.

How to make Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies

The process to make matcha chocolate chip cookies is very similar to making a regular chocolate chip cookie, you just need to add in some matcha powder. Also, there is no refrigeration required before baking the cookies.

Step 1: Combine room temperature butter with brown sugar and cane sugar. Stir until combined. Add egg and vanilla extract.

Step 2: In a separate bowl, combine all purpose flour, matcha powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until combined.

Step 3: Add the wet ingredients to the bowl containing the dry ingredients. Stir until combined.

Step 4: Fold in the chocolate chips.

Step 5: Form dough into 1 inch balls and add to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Baked on 350 for 12 minutes.

matcha chocolate chip cookies

How should I store the cookie dough?

If you have leftover dough, you can either refrigerate it or freeze it. If you choose to refrigerate the dough, roll the remaining dough into 1 inch balls and store in an airtight container. Separate layers with parchment paper to avoid sticking.

For the freezer, repeat the same process. Personally, I like adding the balls to a ziplock bag and storing it in the freezer that way. It saves you some dishes and works just as well.

When you are ready to bake the cookies, just put them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. For the refrigerated cookies, 12 minutes should be fine, but if you are baking from frozen, I recommend baking them for 14 minutes. You may need to push the dough down with a spoon after 10 minutes to ensure they bake flat and not in a ball.

Tips to make the recipe even better

Here are a few suggestions that can help improve this recipe and make it the best it can possibly be:

Tip #1: When measuring out the all purpose flour, I recommend using a spoon to transfer the flour into a measuring cup. Once the cup is overflowing, use a knife to scrape off the extra and ensure the surface is flat. This will ensure you get an accurate measurement. When you put the measuring cup into the flour and scoop it that way, the flour can become compact and measurement may not be accurate.

Tip #2: I recommend baking the cookies six at a time. Depending on the size of your cookie sheet and the size of your oven you can try doing the whole recipe (which makes a dozen), but I personally haven’t tested the recipe this way and can’t guarantee it will turn out the same. Plus, if the cookies are too cramped they may melt into each other, which isn’t great.

Tip #3: Use chocolate chunks instead of chocolate chips. The recipe will be great either way, but personally, I think the chunks make it even better. If you like a high chocolate to dough ratio, I would definitely try out the chunks.

If you tried out this recipe and liked it, please comment below and share. Also remember to tag me on Instagram and TikTok!

matcha chocolate chip cookies

Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies

These matcha chocolate chip cookies are not great way to spice up your typical chocolate chip cookie.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12 cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter room temperatur
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cane or white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp matcha powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chunks


  • Preheat the oven for 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a medium sized bowl, combine butter, brown sugar and cane sugar. Mix until combined.
  • Add egg and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
  • In a separate large bowl, combine all purpose flour, matcha powder, baking soda and salt. Stir until combined.
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Mix until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Form one inch balls with your hands. Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. 
  • Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Let cool for at least 5 minutes. Enjoy!


If you don’t want to wait for your butter to reach room temperature, microwave for about 15-20 seconds. This should soften the butter enough without melting it.
match chocolate chip cookies

Recipe Notes

If you don’t want to wait for your butter to reach room temperature, microwave for about 15-20 seconds. This should soften the butter enough without melting it.

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