Sunday, March 11, 2007

Local Treat - Arare Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Arare Chocolate Chip Cookies Picture courtesy of Crack Seed World

My friend Layla has been sharing lots of yummy recipes that she has collected. One was a chocolate cookie recipe using arare or kakimochi (crispy rice crackers)Click HERE for the Wikipedia's definition.

Another tasty way to eat these little delectables is mixed with buttered popcorn and FURIKAKE. In the stores, the mix for the popcorn is called Hurricane popcorn. To see what I mean click HERE

This recipe is from the Honolulu Advertiser Note: Shoyu is soy sauce.

"A few months ago, reader Ken Ikeda asked for arare cookies. I sent him one I found in our files, but it didn't contain shoyu, and Ken was pretty sure the recipe called for a splash of soy sauce. Then came a letter from Myrna C. Ishimoto of 'Aiea, who sent in her friend Jan Sakamoto's recipe for cookies she calls Shawnie's Favorite (Shawnie is Jan's nephew).

Maybe they'll become Ken's favorite, too."


1 1/2 cups butter

1 cup brown sugar, packed

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 tablespoon shoyu

1 cup milk chocolate chips

3 cups sifted flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 3/4 cups Rice Krispies cereal

1 1/2 cups crushed kakimochi (arare)

In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in vanilla and shoyu. Add chocolate chips and mix well. Mix in flour and baking soda; blend well. Add cereal and kakimochi. Roll into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. With a spatula or your hands, flatten balls slightly. Bake until golden brown — about 15 minutes. Remove cookies from cookie sheet and cool on rack. Store in airtight container.

Makes about 6 dozen cookies.

Per serving (2 cookies): 170 calories, 9 g fat, 6 g saturated fat, 20 mg cholesterol, 115 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 9 g sugar, 2 g protein