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Simple and Oil-free Yatsuhashi Style Cookies with Rice Flour

Simple and Oil-free Yatsuhashi Style Cookies with Rice Flour

I made these yatsuhashi style cookies only using one bowl and joshinko rice flour.

Ingredients: 1 baking sheet's worth

Rice flour (or Joshinko)
4 tablespoons
Kinako
3 tablespoons
Cinnamon
1 teaspoon
Baking powder
1/2 teaspoon
Milk (or water)
2~3 tablespoons
Sugar
2 tablespoons

Steps

1. Add the sugar, milk and baking powder in a bowl and mix with a rubber spatula. Next add in the rice flour, kinako, and cinnamon and mix.
2. Place the dough onto the top of a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and then cover the dough with plastic wrap.
3. Roll out the dough till it's about 2 mm thick and then using a dough scraper. Cut them into 1 x 3 cm rectangles.
4. Bake in the oven for about 13 minutes at 170℃.

Story Behind this Recipe

I love Yatsuhashi so I wanted to make Yatsuhashi-style cookies.

TL Note: Yatsuhashi is a famous confection from Kyoto. When baked, it has a texture similar to senbei (rice crackers). When just steamed, it's usually wrapped around sweet red bean paste. They are usually given as a souvenir.