In honor of St. Patricks Day, I decided to play around with some matcha powder and put them in chocolate chip cookies. The aftermath:
If you have a favorite chocolate chip cookies recipe, I would just simply add the matcha powder in there, though I would use all white sugar instead of brown sugar to keep the vibrancy of the green color.
Trader Joe’s did start selling match powder recently. I emptied 4 packs into my batter of a 1 egg recipe batch. At Trader Joe’s you do have the option of purchasing chocolate chunks instead of chips but the chips would work better for the same reason I mentioned with using white sugar (to have the green color of the batter stand out instead of having a whole bunch of micro-sized chocolate crumbs blending in).
So to sum, here’s the gist of what I did:
- About 1 1/2 c flour blend (coconut flour, almond flour, regular flour)
- 8 oz blend of butter and cream cheese
- About 3/4 c sugar
- Drizzle of almond extract
- About 1/2 bag of chocolate chips (6oz.)
- About 1 tsp of baking powder
- 1 egg
- 4 packets (approximately 6 grams) of match powder
Cream the butter/cream cheese mixture with the sugar, matcha powder and almond extract. Add in the egg and chocolate chips to blend. Fold in the dry ingredients. Refrigerate overnight before forming into balls and baking on a sheet for approximately 8~9 minutes in a preheated oven (350 degrees F).
Wishing you all a festive St. Patricks Day,