It’s not easy being green, unless you’re these matcha white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies , which are soft, chewy, and totally delicious.
matcha white chocolate macadamia nut cookies

Um, by the far the best way to eat your greens?

In cookie form, obviously.

And – good news – I didn’t even do anything weird like put kale in them!!!!!

(Or did I?)

(No, I really didn’t.)


Juuuuussstttt don’t tell my OB that this is what I mean whenever I tell her I’ve been eating something green at every meal…

….somehow I don’t think she would see the humor.

Or the nutritional value.


I also get that it’s totally weird to be sharing something so…verdant…when everyone else is all PINK! RED! PURPLE! HEARTS! LOVE!

But honestly, if my husband put a big plate of these in front of me, I would probably make out with him.

And then pull up a cup of milk and get comfy because I would not be moving until they were all safely in my belly.

They’re that good.


Moral of the story:

These are chewy and gooey and nutty and everything that is good about white chocolate macadamia nut cookies.

Plus matcha, in all of it’s herby earthy glory.

Make them for someone you love.

Or for yourself.

(You’re worth it.)

Matcha White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
It's not easy being green, unless you're these matcha white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies , which are soft, chewy, and totally delicious.
Yield: 30 cookies
  • 1¾ cups + 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp matcha tea
  • 2 sticks + 2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and matcha. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.
  3. Add in the eggs and vanilla and beat until combined, about 2-3 minutes. Add in the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in the white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Heat oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.
  5. Using a ⅓-cup measure or 2½-inch ice cream scoop, scoop the dough onto the baking sheets, leaving 3 inches between the cookies. Bake for 15 minutes, rotating once halfway through. Let cool on the pans for 10 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining cookie dough.
Recipe from Sweet
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie



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29 Responses to Matcha White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

  1. Sues says:

    Yesss! I’ve been obsessed with matcha lately and loveee the idea of matcha and white chocolate. I’d definitely eat a plate full of these!

  2. Meg says:

    I love anything with macadamia nuts, and these look delicious! I was definitely more of a greens-in-cookies eater during my pregnancy, too . . . sometimes a lady’s just gotta do what she’s gotta do!

  3. King of nuts, chocolate and matcha…these cookies have everything I love!

  4. SallyBR says:

    Intrigued by the combo matcha and white chocolate – I love white chocolate and my favorite cookie is a white choc macadamia… now you bring matcha to play…

    I’m game! 😉

  5. Green is my favourite colour. 😀 These cookies are soooo happening for me! <3

  6. Yum , i’m a macadamia nut addict, i think i need to make these a.s.a.p.!

  7. Pam says:

    My son’s favorite color right now is green, so I know he would especially love these beauties!

  8. grace says:

    two out of three of these headline ingredients are favorites for me, and matcha probably would be up there too if i’d ever eaten it. love the unique hue!

  9. What a great idea! We love drinking Matcha tea so this is the perfect combination for us too.
    Thanks for sharing this matcha cookie recipe- can’t wait to try it!

  10. these look quite addicitive. I may have to try them and see for myself.

  11. Heather says:

    Oooh, I actually have some vanilla matcha tea that would be fantastic with these!!

  12. Kate says:

    And this also gets a jump on St. Patrick’s Day!

  13. mjskit says:

    You just made this cookie monster very happy! I think matcha and white chocolate are a match made in heaven. 🙂

  14. Oh I’m LOVING loving loving this combo!

  15. What a great way to use matcha! Love this flavor combo!

  16. cheri says:

    Hi Joanne, matcha and white chocolate are perfect together, love these cookies.

  17. Christine says:

    Brilliant combo! But then, anything with macadamias and white chocolate is heavenly. Matcha can only make it better and as one commenter said…St. Pat’s Day idea! 🙂

  18. Love the use of matcha in these cookies!

  19. Of course YOU would be the genius that figures out that cookies can be full of good green matcha goodness! Loving and making and pinning. xo

  20. I’ve grown to really love and appreciate what matcha can bring to pastries. Looking forward to giving these cookies a try!

  21. I totally agree, these count as something green ;). This looks great!

  22. I soooooo love that you added matcha tea in these cookies!!!!! Beautiful!

  23. These cookies sound wonderful. I love the matcha to these cookies. Plus the color green is my favorite color.

  24. These cookies look delicious! I’m a sucker for anything with macadamia nuts + white chocolate.

  25. I could be green with this! Now I’ve got that song in my head! These look healthy and so good!

  26. What a great combination of flavours in a cookie!
    When I was pregnant I justified binging on milk chocolate covered almonds by telling myself that both milk (chocolate) and almonds are high in calcium.
    P.S. I love that you use vanilla bean paste! It’s my favourite.

  27. I love matcha so much! Bet it’s fabulous in these cookies. What a great idea!

  28. Amy says:

    How do you get the matcha ? From a tea bag or a mix ? I didn’t see any at my grocery store

    • joanne says:

      Honestly, I ordered it on amazon! What you get in green tea bags isn’t really the same as matcha. I know Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s carry it as well. At Whole Foods it’s in the Asian food section and at Trader Joe’s it was near the coffee.

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