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Imitation Gyoza Cookies

Imitation Gyoza Cookies

These cookies look exactly like gyoza!
You'll feel like you're making Chinese food when you prepare these cookies.

Ingredients

Unsalted butter
100 g
Powdered sugar
50 g
Cake flour
150 g
Salt and lemon juice
a small amount
Egg white
about 20 g
Almond powder
25 g
Unsalted butter
25 g
Powdered sugar
25 g
Whole egg
1/2
Cinnamon and rum
1/2 teaspoon each
Raisins and walnuts
50 g each
Egg white and flour for dusting
a small amount

Steps

1. [Preparing the Cookie Dough] Bring butter to room temperature to soften. Add the powdered sugar and egg white in order to mix. Then add salt and lemon juice, and sift in the cake flour. Mix lightly. When the dough comes together, press it into the curves of the bowl to adjust the consistency.
2. [Preparing the Almond Cream] Preheat the oven to 150℃. Spread and flatten out the almond powder on a baking tray, and dry-roast in the oven for 10 minutes. Mix the softened butter with powdered sugar, egg, and the cooled down almond powder in order. Mix with each addition.
3. Add the finely chopped raisins and walnuts into the almond cream from Step 2.
4. Now you're done with the 'skin' and the 'filling.' Let them chill in the fridge.
5. Dust the cookie dough as you roll it out into 2-3 mm thickness. Cut it out using a cookie cutter.
6. Place a decent amount of the almond cream onto the 'gyoza skin' dough. Wet the tip of your finger to dampen the edges of the skin as the glue. Wrap the filling up - you'll be able to do this perfectly if you're good at making gyoza!
7. Done. Chill in the fridge until they feel firm (about 30 minutes).
8. Brush on the egg whites for the egg wash. Align them onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
9. Bake for 20 minutes in 150℃ oven. Don't let them brown since you'd want a whiter result.
10. Finished.

Story Behind this Recipe

I saw some parody sweets on Cookpad. I wanted to make some myself, so I came up with this recipe.