Three-colour ribbon cookies

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Appears in
Taste of Korea

By Young Jin Song

Published 2011

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These delightful ribbon cookies, called maejakgwa, look as good as they taste. The crisp twists of wafer-thin dough are tinted in pastel shades of green, yellow and pink, and have a lovely hint of gingery spiciness. These cookies are perfect when served with either a sweet drink or a cup of green tea.


  • 30 ml/2 tbsp pine nuts, finely ground
  • vegetable oil, for deep-frying


  1. To make the green cookies, sift the flour and salt into a large bowl and mix in the grated ginger, ground seaweed and a splash of water. Knead gently into a smooth, elastic dough. Place on a lightly floured surface and roll out the dough to about 3 mm/