Oct 18

Maccha Macadamia Cookie Recipe

Posted by Benjamin Martin, a JET from 2008-2013 in Okinawa, publisher of the blog MoreThingsJapanese.com and author of the award-winning YA fantasy series Samurai Awakening (Tuttle).

At this point I should probably get a lawyer, because I’m about to get a ton of hate-mail from dietitians. As promised, I’ve cooked up a recipe involving two of my favorite things. Maccha (aka Matcha) and white chocolate macadamia cookies. If you like maccha lattes or really any snack with that wonderfully powdered green tea in it, you’ll love these. While not a traditional Japanese food item, I hope you’ll give them a try. If you do share a photo!


  • 2.5 cups (500ml) flour
  • 1 tsp (small spoon) salt
  • 1 tsp (small spoon) baking soda
  • 1 cup (200ml) unsalted butter (or about 200 grams)
  • .5 cup (100ml) white sugar
  • .75 cup (150ml) brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 tsp (small spoon) vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (200ml) maccha
  • 1 cup (200ml) crushed macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup (200ml) white chocolate chips (or chopped bars)


Pre-heat oven to about 350 F (180C). For best results use a baking sheet.

Cream butter and sugar, add in vanilla and eggs. Stir until well mixed. Add maccha. Next stir in flour, baking soda, and salt until well mixed. Stir in chocolate and nuts. The mixture will be slightly sticky.

Cover baking sheet with parchment paper. Form the dough into small balls about 1.5 inches in diameter and place them on the tray press them slightly to flatten. Ensure enough space so that they do not join after melting into circles.

Bake for about 10 minutes, or until they are golden brown. Baking time will determine if they are chewy or crunchy. Remove from oven and let them cool completely before removing from the parchment paper.

Makes a whole lot of deliciousness.

Originally posted on MoreThingsJapanese.com

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