Cannellini bean cookies, called SangTu GwaJa in Korean, can easily be found in Korean bakeries. The Korean name is interesting because “sangtu” means a married man’s haircut – a topknot. “Gwaja” is a type of snack food like cookies or chips. Since these cookies look like topknot haircuts, Koreans called them “sangtu gwaja.” Another unique thing about this recipe is that there is no flour in it, which makes it great for those who have an allergy to wheat. My husband said he was surprised that there are no grains used to make them when he tried them for the first time. The main ingredients are: cannellini bean paste (a.k.a. white kidney beans) and almond powder. They are very tasty and sweet cookies. The texture is slightly chewy, but mostly, it is cake-like: as if they have flour in it.
Yield: 50 Bean Cookies