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matcha cookies
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4.67 from 206 votes

Brown Butter White Chocolate Matcha Cookies

These matcha cookies are a unique take on classic chocolate chip cookies.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time9 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: matcha cookies
Servings: 16 cookies
Calories: 312kcal



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Brown your butter. Heat your butter over medium heat until it turns a golden yellow color. Pour butter in a heat proof bowl to cool. As the butter cools, it will get darker in color.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and matcha powder in a medium size mixing bowl. Mix well and set aside.
  • Next add in white sugar and brown sugar to your butter. Mix to combine. Once well combined, add in your eggs and vanilla. Whisk together. Whisk until you get a light and creamy texture (~1 minute). This is the key to getting a crisp and chewy cookie.
  • Once the wet ingredients are well mixed, slowly add in the dry ingredients from step 3. Combine with a spatula until a green dough forms.
  • Add in the white chocolate chips and mix until they are well incorporated.
  • Let the dough rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Cover 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Use a 3 tablespoon (1.5 oz) ice cream scoop to scoop cookie dough onto baking sheets. Cookies should be 2-3 inches apart.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes.
  • Let cookies cool for 10 minutes before putting them on a cooling rack.
  • Cool cookies for another 15 minutes before serving.


  • If you live in a hot/humid environment, I would recommend resting your dough in the fridge for 30 minutes. Cookies spread more when the fat melts faster. Cooling down the dough will prevent the fat (ie. butter) from melting too fast, creating a chunkier cookie. I rest my dough at room temperature because I like a thinner cookie, and I live in a cool/dry environment.
  • Some people have mentioned that the cookies don't have enough matcha in them, and I think the biggest culprit for that is the quality of your matcha. I use Aiya culinary grade matcha which holds its flavor and color really well in the oven. However, if you think your matcha is lower quality, use at least 2 tablespoons to ensure both the color and flavor come through.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 248mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 434IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg