Kabocha Squash Cookies

Kabocha Squash Cookies

Kabocha Squash cookies which only require mixing the ingredients. You can shape them as you like.

Ingredients: about 20 cookies

Kabocha squash (peeled)
130 g
Unsalted butter
100 g
Egg yolk
90 g
Cake flour
200 g
Baking powder
1/2 teaspoon
5 g


1. Peel the kabocha squash, place in a heatproof bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave it for 2.5 minutes ~ 3 minutes. Mash with a fork.
2. Place the butter in a separate bowl and microwave it for about 10 seconds. Add the sugar, and mix with a mixer until the colour turns pale and white.
3. Add the egg yolk into Step 2 and continue mixing. Add Step 1 kabocha squash and mix until smooth.
4. Combine the cake flour and baking powder and sift. Add to the bowl and mix well until it's no longer floury.
5. Wrap 1/3 of the dough. Sift cocoa and fold it into the rest of the dough and wrap it. Let it sit for about an hour.
6. Make shapes. You can make your own shapes or use cookie cutters. Place the shaped cookie dough 2 cm apart on parchment paper on a baking sheet.
7. For people who prefer the cookies crispy, bake for 11-13 minutes at 180C/350F. For people who like it soft-baked, bake for 12-13 minutes at 160℃/325℉.

Story Behind this Recipe

I had extra kabocha squash, so I made cookies with it.