Asian-Style Nut Cookies

Asian-Style Nut Cookies

Super nutritious!
By varying the ingredients, these could even make perfect diet bars.
I'm still playing with it, but this is my most recent successful basic recipe.

Ingredients: 1 pound cake [8 cm x 17 cm]

Cookie dough
Cake flour
70 g
Margarine or butter
20 g (1 and 1/2 tablespoon)
20 g (2 tablespoons)
Nut filling
★ Mixed nuts
70 g
★ Your choice of dried fruit
30 g
Ground sesame seeds or roasted sesame seeds
10 g (1 tablespoon)
Coarse glutinous rice flour
10 g
Or, if unavailable, use...
joshinko, kambaiko (flour made from cooked glutinous rice), or any other rice flour of your choice
30 g (1 tablespoon)
Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
Cinnamon (optional)
a dash
Egg wash
Beaten egg
as needed


1. For the nut filling: Mince the ★ ingredients. Combine all of the ingredients listed under "nut filling" in a bowl, and knead them until they come together into a ball. Adjust the amount of water depending on the consistency.
2. For the cookie dough: Put the margarine and sugar into a bowl and cream together. When the mixture turns white, add the beaten egg a little at a time, in several batches.
3. Add the cake flour to the mixture from Step 2, then briskly mix with a rubber spatula. Roll the dough out to a 5 mm thickness. Make two sheets of dough to fit the pound cake mold.
4. Line the mold with plastic wrap or parchment paper.
5. Fill the mold first with a layer of dough, then a layer of nut filling, then a layer of dough, making sure to press firmly after each layer to fill in any gaps. Press down on the top for good measure.
6. Chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 180℃
7. Remove the mold from the refrigerator and release the cookie and lining from the mold. Brush an egg wash on top of the cookie dough.
8. Bake in preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes. Cool, then cut and serve.
9. I made high-fiber cookies with 40 g cake flour, 10 g whole wheat flour, 20 g okara, 20 g prunes, and 10 g orange peel. They're delightful.

Story Behind this Recipe

Packed with nutrients.

While I often receive these as travel souvenirs, I thought I might be able to bake them myself. That's why I started toying with various recipes to come up with this simple one! I also paid attention to the nutritional value.