Looking to take your Nilla wafers to the next level? Try turning them into matcha cookies with this super easy recipe. These bite sized chocolate matcha morsels are the perfect sweet treat. Don’t worry if you catch yourself dipping your finger into the white chocolate matcha frosting — it’s part of the process.

Matcha Wafer Cookies

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:20 minutes
  • Total Time:30 minutes
  • Servings:10
  • Easy


  • 12 oz white chocolate candy melts
  • 1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder
  • 1 11 oz package Nilla Wafer Cookies
  • Chocolate chips (optional)
Photo by Steph Cozza
  • Step 1

    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

  • Step 2

    Place the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and melt in 30 second intervals until smooth.

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  • Step 3

    Sift in the matcha green tea powder and fold until fully combined.

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  • Step 4

    Using a fork, dip the wafer cookies into the matcha chocolate mixture. Let the excess chocolate drizzle off. Place on the baking sheet.

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  • Step 5

    For decoration, melt chocolate chips in the microwave in 30-second intervals until completely melted and drizzle over the wafers.

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  • Step 6

    Let the cookies harden at room temperature. Serve when set.

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