Lotus Flower Blossom Cookie Recipe

These are delicious lotus flower blossom cookies. They taste kind of like a fortune cookie and are a beautiful display!  It is great to serve as an appetizer for large family events, potlucks, weddings, receptions, parties, baby showers, and any kind of festivities!  They are also inexpensive to make and easy.  You can make a whole batch a day ahead and store in an airtight container.

 

 

 

 

LATEST RECIPE AS SHOWN IN THE VIDEO - more crispy texture

  • 1 bag rice flour (this equals 4 cups)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 can coconut milk (13 oz)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • oil for frying

 

  1. In a large bowl, mix everything together (except oil because that's used for frying).  Make sure there are no lumps.
  2. Heat a pot on high heat and add oil.  I use peanut oil because it has a high smoke point.
  3. Once the oil is hot, dip your mold into the oil and let it get hot. If the mold is not hot, the batter will not stick to the mold.
  4. Dip the mold into the batter (dip it almost to the top, but becareful not to go to the top). Shake it lightly to remove excess batter.
  5. Dip the mold into the hot oil and then lightly shake/wiggle the handle.  The batter will loosen and fall into the oil.
  6. Cook the cookie for only a few seconds and then remove onto a plate.
  7. To shape the flower, take a small bowl and place it upside down on a plate. Then place the flower on top of it to make it curve.
  8. The cookie is ready to eat when it has cooled.

 

 

OLD RECIPE I USED TO USE - thin and delicate texture, melts in  your mouth

  • 2 and 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1 and 3/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 and 1/2 cup sugar
  • 7 large eggs
  • 1 can coconut milk (13 oz)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • oil for frying
  • lotus flower / blossom mold

    This recipe makes about 30-50 cookies
     

  1. In a large bowl, mix the rice flour, tapioca starch, and all purpose flour together. Make sure there are no lumps.
  2. In another large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar with a whisk. Add the coconut milk and the water. Mix.
  3. Slowly add the mixed flour to the liquid mixture and stir to combine.  Make sure there are no lumps.
  4. If you want to make multiple colors, divide the batter and add food coloring. You can also skip this step if you like the natural color.
  5. Heat a pot on high heat and add oil.  I use peanut oil because it has a high smoke point.
  6. Once the oil is hot, dip your mold into the oil and let it get hot. If the mold is not hot, the batter will not stick to the mold.
  7. Dip the mold into the batter (dip it almost to the top, but becareful not to go to the top). Shake it lightly to remove excess batter.
  8. Dip the mold into the hot oil and then lightly shake/wiggle the handle.  The batter will loosen and fall into the oil.
  9. Cook the cookie for only a few seconds and then remove onto a plate.
  10. To shape the flower, take a small bowl and place it upside down on a plate. Then place the flower on top of it to make it curve.
  11. The cookie is ready to eat when it has cooled.

Comments

Annie, this recipe made my day! I helped my sil to make this several years ago, but we had our aunt make the mixture. She didn't have the exact measurements, so I never learned how to make it. Thanks so much for sharing. This made my day.  

Enjoy it! I made some today and it tasted great to go with the cold weather!

Thanks for your recipe. I've always wanted to learn how to make this. Where could i purchase the mold?

You can buy it online or at an asian grocery store. Just ask them for the lotus flower blossom mold. 

Thanks Annie for sharing the recipe.  Where could I get a lotus mold at?

Check out your asian grocery store. If they don't have it, you can buy it online but it's more expensive.

how much is it? 

Where did you purchase the mold (to make these cookies)?

I bought mine at a store called Viet Hoa in Madison. It's a vietnamese store. Most hmong stores have it and so do other southeast asian food stores. Just ask them for the lotus flower wand mold.

This is amazing! Thanks!! Can I use any cutter shapes? For example, Christmas tree, snowman. I'd love to make this for Christmas..

You can. Just make sure your cutter has a wand cos you need it to shake off the batter. 

What kind of oil do you use or prefer for frying the lotus flower cookies?

Peanut oil :-)

Hi Annie!!!You are so awesome!!!! I love your cookings and receipes.... I love to cook and always learn new techniques  when it comes to cooking  for my family. Thanbks for this new receipe of the lotus flower? I will give it a try but where can I purchase the metal Lotus flowers shape?

You can order it online at various online stores and also at most big asian grocery stores

can u do a  video please n post it on youtube!

I will do one soon.

I been wondering how to make this.. thanks for sharing..

You are welcome

With your recipe how many serving does it make or lotus flower did you make from the batter??

This recipe can make 30-50 cookies

Wow!!! I need to try this recipe out. I have a different recipe for the Lotus Cookies and use less ingredients but will try yours out to see how it is. By the way, what is the website address to buy the Lotus mold? I have 5 of my own but just want to know that way I can give it to my friends and family who is interested in it. Thanks. 

I'm so glad I found your site, I love these cookies and always buy them whenever I see them but never thought of making them myself! This could be dangerous!  PS. for the person who asked where to buy molds online. I found them here: http://www.templeofthai.com/cookware/lotus-blossom-cookie-mold-627000044...

Hi is there another name for this kind of mold that u used cause i keep finding the one with the star and i am needin the name of the mold u used can u help me? 

Annie, do you mind telling me how much the lotus flower molds are selling up there? I would love to order one for myself. Thanks in advance!

Mai

Where can I get the lotus metal thing?

Dear Annie,I do have same question. Where can I purchase lotus flower mold like you have. I have look in our Asian stores, went to NJ and Philadelphia at Chinatown. I couldn't find it and no one knew what I am looking for, I even had  picture of mold and they did not know what I am talking about. Would you be so kind to tell me what store you had bought and how can I order from them. I do have Italian rosette set but batter is different and they do not have flower mold like yours. I would appreciate very much if you can help me. I have seen double flower but not triple flower like yours. It is just so beautiful. Thank you very much in advance.Sincerely,G. Margic  

Hi G Margic, you can look online for lotus flower cookie mold. I think someone posted a link to one online here.

Hi, What kind of Rice Flour did u use?, it has the red, green and blue. Also an addition to that when u say add purpose flour, what kind of purpose flour? I'm not very good at reading and following allow, I would like to see picture of what kind of flour or ingredients picture u use.

Hi Annie,Your recipe was so simple and easy to follow.  I love it.  We made it for the first time and it turned out beautiful.  Thanks for sharing your recipe!!

this recipe was awesome..easy to make and easy to follow. thank you so much....look forward to making more from your recipes...:D

Hi Annie can u pls help me why does my cookie fall apart off the mold when I'm frying them what am I doing wrong pls need help :(
Thank you

The oil has to be hot and the wand has to be hot. The batter will not stick if the mold is not hot enough.

thanks annie for the recipe. i just tried making some but the batter kept sticking to the wand when i deep fried it. after several failed attempts, i went ahead and scoop some of the batter onto a spoon and fried it as if. the batter is very good though. 

Dont fill our wand all the way to the top.  If the batter covers the whole wand, it won't slide off.  Just go about 3/4 the way up the wand.  I go higher because I do it all the time.  Hope that helps.

I don't like the second newer recipe; its too hard for my preference, i prefer the first version tastes more "homey" then store bought. But i love your recipes though..:D

Hi Amy, thanks for your feedback.  The first recipe tastes more whimsical ... LOL.  The second recipe keeps longer and doesn't get soggy after a day.  2nd recipe is also crispier.  I keep both recipes on this blog so people can experiment and find their own favorite.  Thank you for trying them both!

Love your video, thanks for sharing. I enjoy cooking too, btw how do you add the color? 

Hello Annie, Does it matter what brand of rice flour I use? My American grocery store sells an organic or American made "White Rice Flour." Would I have to use the asian brand? Thanks!

Hi Annie - I was wondering where I can get the large lotus flower cookie mold? I have the small one and they are horrible!By the way - love your cooking videos!

Where can I buy the lotus cookies brass?i am from canada

Hi Annie,I'm wondering if its possible to use Organic Kuzu Root Starch vs. tapioca starch?  Is one better then the other?  It seems that the Kuzu Root Starch would be a better or  more natural alternative?Thanks for the Recipe!Max

Hi annie, I just want to say i tried a couple of your ingredients and they were AWESOME!! i loved it. i had a questions on preparing the lotus wand before actually using it for the frying. Were you suppose to boil the wand and soak it in oil before you begin the cookies? or can you just start using it? i had a couple people say that u had to boil it wand and then soak before you start anything. can you clarify that for me?

Thanks you for uploading this.

Hello ijust wanted to say can you just start using the wand or need to do something befor using it and also how much will the wand cost and how  much did you buy your's for thanks

Hey Annie what wrong when you dip the wand in the batter and put it in the oil and the batter just sticks on to the wand, the batter won't come off and just get burnt on the wand. Does that mean the wand is not hot enough or what am I doing wrong

I cant wait to try this for the next party! thanks! 

pls help me. where i can buy that LOTUS FLOWER MOLD? Where part of MANILA and what store? thanks 

pls help me. where i can buy that LOTUS FLOWER MOLD? Where part of MANILA and what store? thanksi like to cook that recipe 

Thanks for sharing Annie.

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