Matcha White Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe from Yūgen

Mari Katsumura is the executive chef and pastry chef at Yūgen on Randolph Street near Fulton Market. She offers a tasty fusion cookie that uses matcha, a Japanese green tea powder that elevates this white chocolate chip favorite. 

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  • 1 cup unsalted butter, tempered
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/8 cup matcha powder
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips


  • Place tempered butter, vanilla bean paste, and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer, cream until light and fluffy –approximately 2 minutes – with a paddle attachment.
  • Add eggs one at a time until incorporated.
  • Add all dry ingredients at once followed by chocolate chips and paddle until evenly combined, try not to over mix.
  • Portion into 2 oz scoops on a parchment-lined sheet tray. Bake at 400 F for 6-9 minutes or until done.
  • Cool and enjoy!

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