Quick Matcha Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Quick Matcha Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with matcha green tea powder and loaded with milk chocolate chips. And they take less than 20 minutes to make! 

Matcha is Japanese green tea powder that has become quite popular in the US due to its many health benefits and great flavor. Matcha is very high in antioxidants and is said to boost memory and concentration, increases energy levels, burn calories and detoxify the body. I’m not sure exactly how these health benefits translate when you bake it into chocolate chip cookies…

Stack of Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies

Matcha is an acquired taste and can be too strong of a flavor for some. I really love it in all forms, but if you are just being introduced to matcha, having it in a baked good, like these Matcha Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies is a great way to try it out. The flavor is still very present, but it’s a little sweeter than you may find matcha in a latte or other drink.

Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies

I rarely choose milk chocolate over dark, but with the strong, earthy flavor of the matcha I felt it made the best compliment and I don’t suggest substituting!

The best part about these cookies? They are so quick! The dough comes together in just a few minutes and they bake up in only 10-12 minutes. There is no need to refrigerate the dough prior to baking!

Quick Matcha Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies


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Quick Matcha Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Sprinkles and Sea Salt
  • Total Time: 15-17 minutes
  • Yield: 18 cookies 1x


These Quick Matcha Milk Chocolate Cookies are made with matcha green tea powder and loaded with milk chocolate chips. And they take less than 20 minutes to make!



1/2 cup butter, room temperature

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup white sugar

1 egg, room temperature

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups flour

2 tbs matcha powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 cup milk chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In the bowl of an electric mixer beat butter with brown and white sugar until fluffy

Add egg, beat until combined

Add vanilla, mix

In a seperate bowl combine flour, matcha, baking soda and sea salt

Slowly add dry mix to the butter mixture, beat on low until fully combined

Fold in milk chocolate chips

Roll dough into balls and place on baking sheet

Bake 10-12 minutes

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-12 minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Desserts

Keywords: #matchagreentea, #matchacookies, #matchachocolatechipcookies

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Quick Matcha Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you make these Matcha Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies let me know how you like them! Leave a comment here and/or give it a star rating! If you snap a photo I’d love to see it – share it over on Instagram and tag me @sprinklesandseasalt. 

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  1. Haley said:

    ReCipe came out delish! The cOnsistency is perfect.

  2. Cynthia said:

    This recipe is so good! Chewy, yet crisp… just the way I like it. First time I try baking cookies using matcha powder and instead of using chocolate chips I chopped a WHITE and milk CHOCOLATe bar. Yum!

    • Laura said:

      Cynthia, I’m so glad to hear you liked them! They are one of my favorite cookies of all time 🙂 Chopped up chocolate bars in cookies is ALWAYS a good idea, yum!

  3. TiffAny said:

    My first time making anything with matcha and this StEllar recipe was a brEeze! I had to sub for cake flour & it still worked beaUtIfully! Super easy and TaSty Cookies!

    • Laura said:

      Thanks for the review, Tiffany! Glad to hear you loved them and great to know that they work well with cake flour too!

  4. Jessica Sue said:

    I just finished baking these. They are tasty, but Prior to BAKING, I rolled the dough into balls then placed it in the oven. When it came out, the cookies stayed in a ball–it didn’t flatten out liken your usual would cookie. I followed all instructions. Is there something I missed?

    • Laura said:

      Hi Jessica, I’m sorry to hear about your issue with the cookies flattening out! I have not had this issue with these cookies, but it can happen in cookie baking if you do not measure the flour accurately. The flour to butter ratio is very important in getting cookies to spread properly!

  5. Christina said:

    The best cookies ever. My VeRy picky hUsband requests this all the time! I leave the dough in the Fridge for about 30 minutes before putting it Into the oven. Perfect everytime!

    • Laura said:

      Thank you, Christina! I’m so glad you and your husband love these cookies, I love them too!

  6. Brittney said:

    First time making matcha cookies. This was very easy to follow. They turned out super tasty.