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Baked Manju

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Demonstrated by: Robert Masutani, HECO Employee.
Ez Treats for the Holidays - December 16, 2001.

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Ingredients:

Baked Manju

  • 2 cups butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 can (18 oz) tsubushian (mashed azuki beans) or
  • koshian (azuki bean paste)
  • 1 egg, beaten

Directions:

  1. Preheat electric oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease baking sheets.
  3. In large bowl of electric mixer, cream butter and sugar; add flour and mix well.
  4. Form dough into 2-inch balls.
  5. Flatten each ball slightly and place 1 tablespoon of tsubushian in the center.
  6. Fold dough over tsubushian and pinch the ends together.
  7. Place dough on baking sheets, smooth side up; brush tops with egg.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes or until lightly browned.

Makes about 3 dozen.

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Great recipe! Used a guava jam filling in place of the an filling. It's a nice filled shortbread cookie. It's a keeper.

by ANONYMOUS on 10/13/2021