Mung Bean Cookies

This is my second CNY creation - Mung Bean/ Green Bean Cookies. Another recipe copy from LCOM. The cookies melt in your mouth and have a very similar taste as the peanut cookie minus the peanut. I used mung bean powder instead of green bean flour. I always thought they are the same, can anyone confirm if they indeed mean the same thing? Because mine turn out to be green in color.


  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. cornflour
  • 3/4 cup mung bean powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 egg yolk, for glazing


  • Cream butter, powdered sugar and salt until creamy.
  • Mix in sifted flours and hand knead until a dough is formed.
  • Scoop the dough with a teaspoon and roll into a ball.
  • Brush the top of each cookie with the yolk glaze.
  • Bake in preheated 300F oven for 20 minutes.


Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks really good! Well done!

You got me on the question. I thought they are the same too, just that mung bean is yellow because the green skin is removed. But, how come yours turned out to be green? And mine is yellow? The name on our flours should be switched!

tigerfish said...

I just eaten some green pea cookies which are store-bought! Mung bean, green pea- they are all "green" cookies!

cocoa said...

LCOM, haa.. yeah i wonder if they taste different.. maybe we should swap our cookie and take a taste test ;)

tigerfish, haa.. you are so right...