Dasik – Korean Tea Cookies for Lunar New Year

How to make traditional Korean tea cookie (Dasik) for Lunar New Year's. Cookies are made from finely ground sesame seeds, green tea powder and more. Great melt-in-your-mouth cookie that is simple to make and pairs wonderfully with green teas.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Korean
Keyword authentic, elegant, snack, traditional
KoreanCategory Hankwa (한과)
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 123kcal
Author JinJoo Lee


  • 1 cup roasted sesame seeds (110 g/4 oz) or 1/2 cup sesame seed powder (white or black sesame seeds)
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt or more to taste

honey syrup (makes extra – use 4 tsp to 2 Tbs of syrup per 1/2 cup ground powder)

  • 1/2 cup rice syrup (?? jocheong)
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup sugar 100 g/7 oz
  • 2 Tbs water


  • If your sesame seeds are not roasted, roast your sesame seeds in pan for 3-5 minutes on medium heat. Stirring often so they don’t burn.
  • Melt sugar and water in a pot on medium heat. Once sugar is all melted, add honey and rice syrup. Raise heat to medium high and stir often and bring to boil. Turn off heat and let it cool. Do not over cook
  • Finely grind sesame seeds in a blender. The longer you blend, the finer it will be.
  • In a bowl, add the sesame seed powder and sprinkle sea salt on top.
  • Add 1 Tbs + 1 tsp of the honey syrup to 1/2 cup sesame seed powder and mix well. It should become pretty lumpy and hold shape when you form it in your hand. Similar to play-doh consistency.
  • Take a little bit of the dough and roll into a ball. Raise the mold by inserting the bar so the dough can be pressed into the mold.
  • Press the ball into each mold and make sure it is filled to the top to be flush with the frame.
  • Once the molds are filled, take out the spacer and push the upper frame down.
  • The cookies will now stick out (protrude) from the mold and you can gently remove each cookie.


Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 41mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1.2mg