Mochi, mochichi!

Let's start off by saying this is no chocolate chip cookie, but it's good!
While trying to please both a gluten free and vegan crowd, MOCHI came to the rescue!
Mochi is a Japanese cake, made of glutinous rice.  It is pounded into a paste and then molded into shape. In Japan it is traditionally made in a ceremony called mochitsuki. Mochi is a traditional food for the Japanese New Year and is commonly sold and eaten during that time, but you can find it year round.  Sushi restaurants often have a green tea version for dessert, and whole foods carries flavors like what we had, cinnamon raisin.   It's not a texture that Americans are used to in dessert foods- it's a little chewy, and not very sweet.  Moral of the story- it's worth a try- MOCHI!

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