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April 26, 2012


The Yoku Moku Cookie

by Anne Paddock

The Yoku Moku cookie is a delicate buttery confection made with all natural ingredients with no preservatives or additives. Made primarily of butter, sugar, egg whites, wheat flour, almond powder and vanilla, the Yoku Moku cookie literally melts in your mouth. Light and crunchy, the Yoku Moku cookies have several variations:

Cigare:  The Cigare is a rolled hollow butter cookie (pictured below) with a delicate vanilla taste. The Cigare comes plain, lined with milk chocolate on the inside (Cigare au Chocolat), or with a french roast coffee and milk filling (Cigare Café au Lait).DSC_0872

Light, crisp, and delicious.

Billet:  The Billet Aux Amandes (pictured, above right) is a delicate square-shaped flat butter cookie with slivered almonds that comes plain or with a milk chocolate coating on one side (Billet Aux Amandes Chocolat). There is also a Billet Au Chocolat Au Lait which is a square-shaped flat butter cookie enrobed in milk chocolate.

The Double Chocolat Blanc is the company’s interpretation of a high-end Oreo Cookie: two square-shaped butter cookies with white chocolate in the middle and the Double Chocolat Au Lait are two square-shaped butter cookies with a layer of milk chocolate in the middle.

Bateau:  The Bateau de Macadamia is a rectangular shaped butter cookie with pieces of macadamia nuts that are either enrobed in milk chocolate or sandwich a milk chocolate layer between two cookies.

67970_509585152425867_840157091_nEach Yoku Moku cookie is individually wrapped in sealed packaging to ensure freshness and presented in a decorative tin. The cookies are perfect to serve with coffee or tea and the cigares are delicious with ice cream or frozen yogurt. A tin of Yoku Moku cookies also makes a thoughtful hostess gift.

557531_432743516776698_2108733549_nYoku Moku cookies are made in Japan by the Yoku Moku company. The founder of the company, Norlichi Fujinawa named his company after a village called Jokkmokk in northern Sweden that he visited and was impressed with.

Yoku Moku cookies are very popular in Japan and are growing in popularity in the US. Many department stores (Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman,), speciality stores (Dean & Deluca) and other retailers (Horchow) sell the cookies on-line. The cookie tins contain 20 – 36 cookies and are priced from $18 – $35 although there are large tins that contain 52 – 96 cookies for approximately $46 – $65.

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  1. Sep 22 2012

    Good luck! I’m sure they will turn out delicious!

  2. yourothermotherhere
    Sep 22 2012

    I just looked and the King Arthur Flour site has a great recipe for pumpkin donuts\muffins too! I will definitely make those! I haven’t made cookies in a long time, but I’ll give them a go again. Wish me luck!

  3. Sep 21 2012

    You’ll be surprised how easy it is to make a really good cookie with unsalted butter and just a few ingredients. Check out – they have a great blog and lots of recipes for really good cookies. Cooks Illustrated ( is also a great resource. Both websites emphasize the importance of using good ingredients and simple recipes. Best of luck! Show your sisters that you, too can be a Cookie Goddess!

  4. yourothermotherhere
    Sep 19 2012

    You know, that’s all true now that you mention it. I can’t bake cookies for crap, cakes yes, cookies no. But my oldest and youngest sister as perfection bakers and they both use butter! People go out of their way for their Christmas cookies. So, it’s the natural ingredients and butter! Thank you.

  5. Sep 19 2012

    They may “sound” like Pepperidge Farm cookies but there is a huge difference in two categories: ingredients and taste.

    A Pepperidge Farm Milano cookie contains unbleached enriched wheat flour, semi-sweet chocolate, sugar, vegetable oils (palm and/or interesterified and hydrogenated soybean and/or hydrogenated cottonseed), non-fat dried milk, whole eggs, contains 2 percent or less of: cornstarch, egg whites, salt, natural flavor, baking soda and soy lecithin (ingredients list obtained from Campbell Foodservice). Pepperidge Farm does not make it easy to find ingredients of their cookies on line as they limit information to “nutritional information” which does not include a list of ingredients. You either have to go to the grocery store to read the ingredients list or e-mail the company.

    A comparable Yoku Moku cookie contains butter,sugar,egg whites,wheat flour,almond powder, vanilla, and chocolate (milk, white, or dark).

    One of Yoku Moku’s most popular cookies is the “cigare” which is a rolled almond butter cookie. Pepperidge Farm makes a version of this cookie but there is a huge difference in taste and when you read the ingredients list, you understand why.

    There is a noticeable taste difference as there always is between a cookie made with vegetable oils and a cookie made with butter.

  6. yourothermotherhere
    Sep 19 2012

    I know you’ll probably roll your eyes and think “Peasant!”, but they kind of sound like Pepperidge Farm cookies to me.

  7. Nagia
    May 23 2012


  8. May 22 2012

    Glad I could help.

  9. Nagia
    May 19 2012

    Hi aedpad,
    thank you very much . The nutritional insert is in japanies.. thats way I seeked a help to get any information about the ingredients of Yoku Moku cookies.
    Best regards

  10. May 11 2012

    Hi Nagia:

    As far as I know, the cookies contain butter, sugar, egg whites, wheat flour, almond powder, and vanilla with some also containing chocolate. If you have the tin, look for the nutritional insert and all the ingredients will be listed. Good luck and thanks for reading the post.

  11. Nagia
    May 11 2012

    could you tell me please if Yoku Moku cookies contain alcohol or any thing from pig as a fat or gelatin.
    please help me! I got it as a gift.. it looks very nice ..I would like to test them..
    thank you in advance
    Best regards

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