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.
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.
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
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!
Your turn! What is your favorite way to use matcha? Share in the comments!
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