If you love Japanese mochi balls and are looking for a new, fun way to bake with mochi flour, you’ve come to the right place. Today we will show you how to make delicious Matcha Mochi Filled Cookies. Sounds good? Let’s jump in!
These little beauties consist of a matcha flavored mochi ball wrapped in a cookie dough shell. They are crispy and flaky on the outside, sticky and chewy insideand full of bittersweet green tea notes!
The recipe uses mochi flour to make both the cookie dough shell and the mochi filling. And because this flour is ground from rice, these are mochi cookies naturally gluten free!
Mochi flour is known as mochigomeko or mochiko in Japanese, but you can also find it as sticky rice flour or sweet sticky rice flour. It’s available online, but you can also find it at your local Asian grocery store.
Mochi flour is made from a special type of starchy short-grain rice and rotates sticky and sticky (hence “sticky”) when cooking. This is what makes the famous Japanese mochi balls so deliciously chewy!
In this recipe, we use mochi flour to make “matcha mochi,” balls of gooey mochi dough flavored with green tea powder. Then we seal them in a bowl of cookie dough and bake them.
The mochi biscuit dough is not only gluten-free but also gluten-free vegan and optionally sugar-freebecause we only used plant-based ingredients plus the sugar-free sweetener erythritol.
Once you bake these matcha mochi cookies, the outer cookie crust becomes wonderfully crumbly and crumpled while the green tea mochi filling remains soft and gooey. A real treat!
And the filling is It’s stickiest when it’s still warm. We therefore recommend enjoying these matcha cookies shortly after they come out of the oven!
And if you enjoyed this recipe, here are more mochi flour baking ideas to try next: Choc Chip Mochi Muffins, Mochi Banana Bread, and Chocolate Mochi Brownies. Everything delicious!