I used to spend a stupid amount of time on Pinterest pinning things I was never going to make. Pretty pink-frosted sprinkled donuts? Sure. Slow-cooker bread? Why not? One of these years I'll eventually get to them. Well, finally...all that time spent on Pinterest has amounted to something. Matcha (chocolate) chips. So genius. Why hadn't I thought of it before (is the question you ask pin after pin)?
As a lover of all things green tea/matcha - this matcha chocolate is a game changer for me. Can you say matcha chocolate covered everything? I even melted extra matcha chips back down after I had the brilliant idea of dipping pretzel sticks in it to make some faux green tea Pocky sticks!
Ok, back to the chips. I decided to take the lazy route and cut them into chunks - ain't nobody got time for piping into tiny cute chips! I can still call them chips though, right? Chips or chunks, be sure to save some for your cookie dough because if you're like me, you'll find yourself nibbling away at these by the handful!
Homemade Matcha (Chocolate) Chips
To make Matcha Chip Cookies, stir 1 cup matcha chips into your favorite chocolate chip/sugar cookie dough. I used mine to bake these sweet & salty brown butter cookies from Bake or Break
Yield: about 2 cups
10 oz. white chocolate chips (I used one Trader Joe's bag)
2 teaspoons matcha powder
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Heat white chocolate chips over double boiler until melted, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and add 2 teaspoons matcha powder. Stir until matcha is fully incorporated and mixture is smooth.
Pour matcha chocolate into prepared sheet, and spread into even layer - about 1/4-inch thick. Rap the baking sheet against counter to smooth out chocolate. Refrigerate for 20 minutes, then use a knife (or pastry wheel/cutter, as I did) to score chocolate into chips. Return to refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes or until firm. Once chilled, break into chips to use in your favorite cookie recipe.