I love the idea of incorporating tea into baked goods. The flavor it can impart takes the cookies/cakes/etc to a whole new level. I really enjoyed these green tea white chocolate chip cookies. It’s a nice twist to your classic chocolate chip childhood favorite.
2 cups flour
5 green tea bags, leaves grounded (I used jasmine green tea)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
1 egg and 1 egg yolk
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
Yields about 25 regular sized cookies
1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
2. Combine the dry ingredients: flour, green tea leaves, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients: mix the brown sugar, white sugar, and butter with an electric mixer. Then beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until the mixture is light and creamy.
4. Combine the dry mixture into the wet mixture until the ingredients are just blended.
5. Fold in the white chocolate chips.
6. Make balls of cookie dough (about 1 tbsp for one cookie) and place onto a tray that is lined with parchment paper. Slightly flatten each ball of cookie.
7. Bake the cookies for about 10 min, or until they are lightly brown. Cool them on the tray for about 2 min before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
These turned out really good. The tea flavor wasn’t as noticeable as I had hope but you could tell that there was tea in it. I will play around with different way of using the tea, I read tea infused butter can impart more flavor. The white chocolate chip paired well with the tea and the cookie wasn’t crazy sweet. It would actually go well with a cup of tea (or milk tea as I had it). They had a great bite to them, not too hard. My mom really liked them and she’s not a cookie gal. I would definitely make more batches in the future and hopefully be able to incorporate more of the tea flavor.
Do you guys have any tea inspired recipes you want to share? Please let me know in the comments.