Mix the ingredients marked ● together, and then in another bowl mix together the ◇ marked ingredients.
Mix the combined ● ingredients into the ◇ ingredient mixture.
Roll the dough into a 3 cm wide tube, and let rest for 30 minutes.
Cut the dough into circles about 1 cm thick.
Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, and bake for 15 minutes in an oven preheated to 180℃.
Story Behind this Recipe
I based these on a black sesame cookie recipe from an egg, butter, milk, and sugar-free recipe book. The original recipe called for whole wheat flour and katakuriko, but I didn't have enough whole wheat flour, so I blended it with cake flour. I also added more maple syrup and left out the sesame seeds.
You can change the ratio of cake flour and whole wheat flour, if you like. If you use 100% cake flour, you'll get 'normal' cookies, while 100% whole wheat flour will give you a healthier version.