Maejakgwa(Korean Ginger Cookies)


Maejakgwa(매작과 or 타래과 in Hangul) is a popular member of the Hangwa, catalogue of traditional Korean confectionary. Crunchy and flavory ginger cookies with syrup and sprinkled pine nuts on top. How does it sound?

It may be a bit time-consuming to prepare given their signature shape, but the ingredients are relatively easy to find and it makes a great companion to after-dinner gatherings with tea or coffee. So I don’t think it would hurt to have a jar full of these at home.

Maejakgwa Recipes:

Aeri’s Kitchen


The Gutsy Gourmet


Photo: Kenneth Moore

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