MACADAMIA NUT MATCHA COOKIES

macadamia nut matcha cookies

Photo Credit: A Spoonful of Sugar

Have you ever seen a green cookie? These adorable and festive treats are the perfect way to impress your holiday guests. They won't believe their taste buds when they bite into one and learn just how moist, chewy, and tasty they are - not to mention how beautifully white chocolate and matcha complement each other!

Macadamia Nut Matcha Cookies

Makes 16 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp matcha powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup pastry flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup salted and roasted macadamia nuts, chopped

Directions

If you plan to bake the cookies immediately after making the dough, begin by preheating your oven to 350°F. Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl periodically to ensure that everything is well combined. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and vanilla extract until everything is incorporated.

Turn the mixer to low speed and slowly add in the flours, matcha powder, baking soda, and salt until everything is just combined. Be careful not to over-mix the dough. Fold in the white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts by hand.

We recommend allowing the dough to set in the refrigerator for a day before baking, but the cookies will still be delicious should you opt not to do this. To bake the cookies, first make sure the oven is heated to 350°F. Scoop the cookie dough into 1 tbsp balls and position them on a baking sheet such that the balls are all at least 2 inches away from each other. Press the balls down slightly with the palm of your hand to flatten them a little bit and bake for 8-10 minutes. The edges of the cookies should look a little brown, but the centers should still be very soft.

Let the cookies cool for at least 10 minutes, and serve them while they are still a little warm. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from A Spoonful of Sugar

 

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