The Yoku Moku Cookie
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).
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.
Each 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.
Yoku 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.