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Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies

Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookie

I think I need to rename my blog to Matcha Mania… it seems like I’m constantly thinking of new matcha recipes…

Do you ever have those times where you think of something, and it just snowballs into something more?

To continue from my Homemade Matcha Chocolate Chips, I present to you… the perfect way to use them… in my Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Definitely for matcha green tea lovers, these are a soft, double matcha chocolate chip cookie. There’s double chocolate chip cookies, so I thought, why not double matcha chip cookies? The cookie dough contains matcha, and to double up on the green tea goodness, I added my homemade matcha chocolate chips for extra yummy measure.

Matcha Chocolate Chip CookieMatcha Chocolate Chip Cookie

These were such a hit that both my boys gobbled them up and asked me to make more, not once, not twice, but 3 times! Yes! That’s a victory in my books.

The creamy matcha chocolate chips lend a slight bitter punch throughout the cookie and make the overall cookie not too sweet, which is the way I like it. I added a little bit of almond flour to the cookie for some subtle nutty flavour and to increase the nutritional content a slight bit.

Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookie
Soft, buttery, matcha chip-filled cookies that will make you ask, why haven’t I made these sooner?

Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookie

Well, the time is now, my friends. Go forth and make matcha chip cookies!

Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yield: 6 Cookies

Ingredients:
4 T salted organic butter, melted
1/2 egg, beaten
1/4 C organic coconut sugar
1/4 C cane sugar
1/2 C AP flour
1/4 C almond flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 T matcha
1/2 C matcha chocolate chips + extra for the tops

Method:
Preheat oven to 350F.

In a large glass bowl, add the melted salted butter, egg, and sugars. Whisk until everything is combined.

Add the flours, baking soda, and matcha to the butter mixture and use a spatula to mix until it forms a dough. If you press the dough together, it should stick nicely into a ball and not crumble apart. If it appears too “wet,” add 1 T of flour and mix again.

Add the matcha chocolate chips to the cookie dough and mix until all of the chips are dispersed throughout the dough.

Use a small ice cream scoop to portion the cookie dough into 6 balls. Roll the balls and place onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Press in additional matcha chocolate chips on the tops of the cookies and chill in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.

Bake the cookies for 9-10 minutes, until slightly puffy, dry, and golden in colour. Don’t overbake. The cookies should still retain a nice green colour from the matcha.

Cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet and carefully transfer the cookies onto a wire rack to cool entirely. Enjoy with a tall glass of milk.

Cookie recipe adapted from Pinch of Yum

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