For Halloween! Kabocha Okara Cookies

For Halloween! Kabocha Okara Cookies

Try making these for Halloween! Kids really enjoy cutting out the shapes! Free from eggs, sugar, and dairy products, these okara cookies are healthy and tasty.

Ingredients: 1 tray

■Peeled, steamed kabocha squash
100 g
■ Rice syrup (or honey)
3 tablespoons
■Canola oil
3 tablespoons
Whole wheat flour
40 g
All-purpose flour
60 g
The flour should weigh 100 g combined (can also use a cake/rice flour blend)
Almond flour
35 g
Fresh okara
100 g
a dash


1. Steam the kabocha until soft, and peel the skin. Preheat the oven to 180℃.
2. Add the kabocha and liquids marked ■ to a bowl. Mash the kabocha with a fork and mix.
3. Add the flour, okara, almond flour and salt to the dough. Mix together to form a soft dough, a little softer than your earlobe. If it is too hard/soft, user water/flour to adjust as necessary.
4. Roll the dough to a 4-5 mm thickness, and stamp out the cookies with cookie cutters. Kids love helping with this part. If you don't have halloween themed cutters, you can just cut them into squares with a knife.
5. Line a baking tray with parchment, and arrange the cookies on top. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 180°C.
6. Adjust the temperature and baking time according to the thickness of the cookies.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted a recipe for Halloween themed cookies that my kids could help me make. I had some leftover okara, so I went ahead and added it into the dough. My kids had a great time cutting them out! A healthy macrobiotic kabocha cookies without egg, sugar, or dairy products.