If you’re looking for a green cookie idea, you’re in the right place! Featured today on Theresa’s Reviews, I’m white chocolate chip macadamia nut matcha cookies. Whether you are baking for St. Patrick’s Day or Christmas, these cookies have a festive green color and delicious ingredients.

White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Matcha Cookies

Since this recipe uses matcha, which is made with powdered green tea leaves, the cookies have a naturally green color. Matcha can also give you a boost of energy, but it doesn’t change the flavor of the cookies much.

If you are making St. Patrick’s Day cookies, you can re-use your heart-shaped cookie cutters left over from Valentine’s Day to make a four-leaf clover.

Theresa's Reviews - St. Patrick's Day Matcha Cookies - One idea is to make 4 matcha cookies that, when they're put together, make a 4 leaf clover. It's a great way to use the heart-shaped cookie cutters that you saved from Valentine's Day!

One idea is to make four matcha cookies that make a four-leaf clover when they’re put together. It’s a great way to use the heart-shaped cookie cutters that you saved from Valentine’s Day!

After you bake the cookies, you can put four heart cookies together to make a four-leaf clover! My family loved this special treat. Since we aren’t quite ready to put away the heart decorations, this was a nice way to connect the two holidays.

Theresa's Reviews - St. Patrick's Day Matcha Cookies - Four heart shaped green matcha cookies look like a clover when you put them together!

Four heart-shaped green matcha cookies look like a clover when you put them together!

White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Matcha Cookie Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of matcha powder
  • 1 stick salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 oz. chopped macadamia nuts

Directions

Pre-heat the oven to 375. In a bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, matcha powder, and salt.

Use your electric mixer to beat the butter with the granulated sugar and the dark brown sugar for about two minutes. It should become soft and blended.

Add the egg and vanilla while the other ingredients are mixing. Then, add in the dry ingredients. At first, it might clump. Pause the blender as needed to scrape the wet ingredients off the side of the bowl to help it become well mixed. You can tell that the mixture is complete when it is all one color.

Turn the mixer to a low speed and add in the white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts. When the mixture looks consistent throughout, you should put oil or butter on a cookie sheet. I used two cookie sheets since my cookies were small.

If you are making heart-shaped cookies, roll out the dough. Use the cookie cutter to make the heart shapes. If you are making round cookies, make them into small round shapes. Add the cookies to the cookie sheet, and place in the oven.

Bake for 10 min for small cookies. Add 2 minutes if needed.

Let cool for 5-10 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Theresa's Reviews 4 Leaf Clover St. Patrick's Day Matcha Cookies

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8 Responses

  1. Dana Rodriguez

    These look delicious and I love how you used matcha as coloring. That is clever! Thanks for the recipe. I pinned it.

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  2. Keri Justice

    Interesting recipe thanks for this! Will have to give it a try.

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  3. Bernie Wallace

    These cookies look delicious. Ill have to tell my niece about them. She loves to bake.

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  4. Katie

    I love that the hearts make a clover and that this recipe was released early so I can gather ingredients.

    Reply

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