Emy’s Mochi Biscuit

The ladies in my hula practice love food. We always talk about food, restaurants and recipes and we love to bring some munchies when we practice. One Saturday, very hungry saturday,  I was just concentrating on my dance….while the girls were digging into these very tempting looking biscuits. Me being on my ‘Carb Cycle’ diet ( – this will be whole another post. I basically cycle one day of low carb followed by a regular day – I feel SOLID like a tiger. Grrrrlll ) I’m going to be a good girl. I’m going to be a good girl so I don’t ruin my low-carb day…..

Well, it didn’t go quite well. I found myself  in front of these little guys, surrendering. I took a one bite. OMG!!! Ok, this must be a taste of heaven. Crispy outside chewy inside…is it shortbread or mochi…..I wrapped one more to go for the husband. On my way home, I found myself again reaching out to this little guy and before I know it, I was chowing it down leaving greasy fingerprints all over the steering wheel. Sorry hubby. Emy and I decided to call it ‘Mochi Crack’. It will need a serious intervention to stop you from eating them… … ALL.

Thank you, Emy for sharing this incredible, easy and yummy recipe!!!


1 box Mochiko flour
1 1/2-2 c sugar
2 sticks butter, softened or slightly melted  (For healthier version, just use 1 stick butter or substitute with coconut oil. When using coconut oil, just remember 1 stick melted butter = 1/2 cup melted coconut oil!)
1 can (13.5 or 14 oz) coconut milk
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk  (For heathier versioin, use 12 oz fat free milk. I have made this with condensed milk too-it was yummy! )
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)



You can get mochi flour at most of Asian grocery stores now

1. Mix all ingredients well. Batter should be thick! If it’s runny, just add a little more rice flour.

2. Spray muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray VERY WELL! Fill muffin tins 1/3 full.

3. Bake at 350’F 35-40 mins .

4. Let cool about 5 mins to set before removing from pans. Give it a good whack with your fist to pop it out.

Don’t eat it right away. It tastes better when it’s completely cooled down and mochi is set in the middle.


Let them completely cooled down. The center will sink down and mochi in the center will set nicely.

This recipe recipe yields approx. 24-30 biscuits. They taste the best when eaten within 24 hours. So feel free to cut the measurement in half to make smaller batches.




Comments & Responses

17 Responses so far.

  1. avatar Linda Silva says:

    Looks yummy! Gonna make this tomorrow. Cant wait!!

  2. avatar Kari says:

    I just took my first batch out of the oven and they look/taste amazing. I used only 1 stick of butter. I can’t imagine how grease-tastic these would be with 2 sticks.

    Christina, have you or Emy tried adding extra flavor with matcha powder or red bean paste?

    Thanks for the recipe! These are going to be a holiday tradition.

    • Hi Kari,
      Yea, I always use 1 stick instead of 2. Emy calls it, ‘Butter Mochi’ so she uses 2 sticks. Sooooo good with 2 though. haha!

      That sounds amazing. Matcha and mmmm i love read bean paste. Red bean ice cream is the best…..Please send me your new updated recipe and picture perhaps, I will add that to the post! Thanks for the great idea and happy holidays!!!


    • avatar Emy says:

      Hi, Kari.
      Wow I’m going to get some matcha powder today!! I love red bean paste, but may use my friends tonight as guinea pigs since I have (canned) sweetened red beans.
      I’ve personally omitted the eggs because I’m (newly) allergic to them. :(
      I love all the suggestions here-mahalo! <3

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  4. avatar Donna says:

    hi christina,
    thanks for the great recipe! i altered it a little and switched out the evaporated milk and 1 stick of butter with 1 can pumpkin puree (and pumpkin pie spice), 3 eggs, and 1 cup of yogurt…so delicious! and very easy, too…

    • Hi Donna, Wow that sounds so good with pumpkin!! I’M going to have try that recipe. Glad you enjoyed them. I will send your ‘thank you’ to Emy for the delicious and easy recipe we both enjoy! xoxo

  5. avatar kathy says:

    I love butter mochi and make mine with coconut flakes that rise to the top and form a crust. Yummy!! I want to try your recipe. That way every piece has an edge to it. Also have been using coconut oil lately and this is the perfect way to have my mochi and not feel too bad afterword. Thanks for sharing. Aloha!

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  9. Hello!!! OMG! Fellow Asian food-blogger/dog lover/woman. I love your blog, and mochi, and Buggie! You have to come meet my Maltese Dumpling, French Bulldog Bado (currently home-staying in doggy-heaven), and my mutt Shrimpie! You’re awesome. I hope Chorizo got as lucky as Buggie :)

  10. avatar Rekha says:

    This was sooooooooo good. Thanks for sharing!