Dry roast the fresh okara for 10 minutes in a frying pan over medium heat. Stir with a spatula to avoid any burning and evaporate any moisture.
100 g of fresh okara will become 35 g after dry roasting, although it really depends on the condition of the okara you use.
Put the butter into a bowl. Microwave for 40 seconds to melt (it's easier to mix if it's melted thoroughly). Add the okara and pancake mix.
Use a plastic bag like a glove to mix everything together. When the dough comes together, grab the dough and flip the bag over so that the dough is now inside. Massage the bag.
Mix well until the butter is mixed in thoroughly. If the dough doesn't come together, add milk or soy milk in small batches. Please refer to Helpful Hints.
Preheat oven to 180℃.
While the dough is still in the plastic bag, roll it out as thinly as possible. Cut into your preferred sizes without removing from the bag (to avoid the knife from getting dirty). Now, open up the bag.
Place a sheet of parchment paper on the dough, then place a turned-over baking tray on top. Flip everything over to transfer the dough onto the tray without damaging it.
Bake in the 180℃ oven for 15 to 20 minutes. When done, let it rest for a while in the oven for an even, crisp finish You can use your hands to break up the pieces that are stuck together.
Make tons and freeze to eat later There's no need for defrosting or reheating. Tasty iced cookies.
Here's a different variation: Using fresh okara pulp as is Recipe ID: 830626. These cookies are nice and moist.
Another variation made with fresh okara pulp dry roasted in a microwave is Recipe ID: 1350295. Crispy cookies that are somewhat similar to these.
Story Behind this Recipe
I wrote about 3 different ways to prepare the okara pulp in my previous recipe (Recipe ID:830626).
If the dough is too runny and difficult to come together, add 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of milk or soy milk (unlisted). Because you stir the okara while dry roasting, it becomes more fine and dry than the ones in the third recipe When doubling the amount, please adjust the time for roasting since 10 minutes won't be enough to evaporate all the moisture.