If you love cookies and you love mochi, let me introduce you to the most epic cookie you will ever eat: mochi stuffed chocolate chip cookies. Yes, mochi and chocolate chip cookies, together forever!
What is a mochi cookie?
Before we get into it, maybe you’re wondering, what the heck is a mochi cookie? It’s a cookie stuffed with mochi, simple as that. In Korea there’s a super popular store bought cookie that’s called Cheongwoo Choco Chip. It’s a double chocolate cookie stuffed with chewy mochi. Since travel to Korea isn’t anywhere in the near future and securing a box online is harder than getting BTS tickets, I decided to make them at home. I took my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and encased a center of chewy, gooey mochi.
This cookie is so good: crisp caramelized edges, pools of melted chocolate puddles, a light sprinkling of salt, and gooey, chewy, soft mochi in the middle.
Mochi cookie ingredients
Not going to lie, the ingredient list is long because you’re going to make mochi and cookies. The cookies have your standard ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt, butter, brown sugar, white sugar, egg, vanilla, and chocolate. For the mochi you need glutinous rice flour, cornstarch, sugar, milk, and butter.
- Glutinous rice flour – To make mochi, you need glutinous rice flour. Glutinous rice flour is rice flour that’s milled from glutinous rice. Ironically, it’s gluten free since it’s made from rice. I use the Erawan/Elephant brand of glutinous rice flour, the kind that comes in a clear bag with green printing on it. You can use mochiko flour too, the kind that comes in a box, if that’s what you have.
How to make mochi
If you’ve never made mochi before, all you need to know is, it’s incredibly easy! All you do is mix, microwave, and mix.
- Mix. In a microwave safe bowl, mix together the rice flour, cornstarch, sugar, and milk.
- Microwave. Lightly cover the bowl with plastic wrap and poke some holes in it to let the steam through. Microwave on high for 1 minute.
- Stir. Use a silicone spatula – lightly wet it – and mix the mochi mixture.
- Microwave. Pop the mochi back in the microwave and microwave again for another minute. Stir, then microwave for an extra 30 seconds. The mochi will turn from a solid white to a more translucent, yet opaque white.
- Mix. Use a silicon spatula to mix the butter into the mochi. At first it’ll look like it’s separating, but keep mixing until the mochi is smooth and soft. The butter is what helps keep the mochi soft even after the cookies bake.
How to make mochi cookies
Once you’ve made the mochi, it’s just a question of making the cookie dough then wrapping the mochi in cookie dough.
- Divide the mochi into balls.
- Scoop out a generous amount of cookie dough and flatten it out.
- Place a ball of mochi in the middle.
- Shape the cookie dough around the mochi.
Mochi cookie tips and tricks
Use gloves when working with mochi. Using food safe gloves will keep your hands from sticking too much and will also protect you from the heat of the mochi.
- Knead, knead, knead. The more you knead the mochi, the softer, smoother, and chewier it will be.
- Enjoy the cookies just a tiny bit warm. You don’t want to eat them while they’re hot but while they’re still warm is a revelation. The chocolate will be melty and the mochi will be gooey. The texture and flavors meld together perfectly.
- Keep the cookies at room temp in an air tight container. Warm them up slightly in the microwave (10 seconds or so) when you want to enjoy them.
I know these cookies seem a little out there but they are truly so good. I hope you give them a try because they will change your life. If you like cookies with marshmallows or anything soft and chewy, mochi cookies are for you!
Chocolate Chip Cookie
- 1.5 cup all purpose flour 200g
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
- 3/4 cup brown sugar 150g
- 1/4 cup sugar 50g
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chopped, about 8oz
- 1/2 cup glutinous rice flour 70g
- 2 tbsp cornstarch +2 teaspoons, 20g total
- 1 tbsp sugar +1 tsp sugar, 15g total
- 1/2 cup milk +1 tbsp, 140g total
- 1 tbsp butter room temp, 15g
Make the mochi
Make the cookies
If you don’t enjoy them warm from the oven, be sure to warm up the cookies in the microwave for 10-20 seconds so the mochi becomes nice and gooey.
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 203
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 13.3g83%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.