1. Erica says:

    December 8, 2015 at 8:07 am

    These are just so sparkly and perfect for the holidays!!! I love the idea of putting it in cookies. Mochi is sooooo magical. Also, the whole having-a-million-things-to-do-but-then-sitting-on-the-couch-instead = SO ME, I FEEL YA. Sounds like you’re having fun along the way though πŸ™‚

  2. says:

    December 8, 2015 at 8:47 am

    I love love love having houseguests, simply for the idea that someone else in the house is impressed by the baking and cookies we always have around πŸ™‚ I’ve actually never eaten mochi (what?!), so I may need to try these!

  3. says:

    December 8, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Awesome. Just beautiful. These little gems are so perfect for the season. I love mochi too…but holiday mochi??! Yes. I like having guests because it changes your perspective in how you view your routine, but it is a little bit of work on that you don’t get a ton of down time. Be well!

  4. says:

    December 8, 2015 at 10:59 am

    I was feeling the same this weekend. I was contemplating how little time I have to do anything on the weekends and I finally got my butt off the couch, I could have at least accomplished one of those tasks. Mochi is like a tender cushion waiting to be bit and these peppermint ones look delicious, Cynthia!

  5. says:

    December 8, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    oh whoa! normally i microwave/steam mochi if it gets coated katakuriko, so this sounds cool just based on that. i have friends who will eat hot mochi straight from the bowl we’re cooking it in, so this is definitely going to be part of my christmas cookie set for them!

  6. says:

    December 8, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    My parents, sisters, and in-laws are visiting for Christmas, so I’ve been spending all my free time scribbling down ideas for what to cook! So excited, and you’re inspiring me with your festive mochi and those sticky date cinnamon rolls!

  7. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence says:

    December 8, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    I love love love this Cynthia!! Every time I get frozen yogurt, I always pile on the mochi. I can just imagine how delicious your peppermint version is. On the must-make list!

  8. says:

    December 9, 2015 at 9:21 am

    wow, i cannot believe that that cup is ceramic! this such a beautiful spread, cynthia, so full of festive cheer πŸ™‚ hoping you’re able to squeeze more time out your days and relax a bit. big hugs! xo

  9. says:

    December 9, 2015 at 9:34 am

    oh my gosh! i feel the same way when we have guests too — pulling out all the guest things πŸ™‚ and this looks so amazingly festive and delicious πŸ™‚ and very cute ceramics!!

  10. says:

    December 10, 2015 at 12:20 am

    If you served me this peppermint mochi as a houseguest, I may never leave! Last winter, my friend and I decided that it’d be brilliant to make boiled mochi with bits of crunchy candy cane rolled up into the balls…but we didn’t consider that the candy canes would melt and the whole thing would taste like gummy toothpaste. It was awful. And sad. BUT here you come in and re-ignite my craving for peppermint + mochi and show me that it CAN be done in the most delicious and beautiful way. I must make this asap. Or come visit you.

  11. says:

    December 10, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Those colors are so stinking beautiful!!! And I’d be totally happy if you made me mochi. And coffee accouterments. And, okay, anything–your friends are very luck humans πŸ™‚

    Also, I feel you so so much on the business lately. I honestly don’t know how you do all of these amazing, stunning creative food stuffs + a have FT job being a badass NYC attorney. You are an inspiration, my friend. Truly. So many hugs to you and B2 this holiday season! xoxo

  12. says:

    December 11, 2015 at 10:16 am

    I feel like I should make mochi.. you’ve made me a believer with all of you recipes for this treat. and those ceramic cups.. I’ve just spent the last several minutes on SIN’s website and I feel like I need that oyster plate in my life.

  13. says:

    December 11, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    HA! I love that we have the same approach to our laundry list of to-dos. I’ve got half a dozen things I should be doing right now but instead I’d rather complain about them to Thom/sit on my computer, reading blog posts (while drooling over this mochi). And house guests who are also dear friends are the best kinda of house guests, in my opinion. πŸ˜‰ Wish I could stuff my face with some of this mochi (which is also accidentally vegan!) because mochi is one of Thom’s favorite desserts and I’ve never been able to eat the kind he brings home from the Asian market (I think he does that on purpose). Big hugs to you, lady. <3

  14. says:

    December 12, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    These looks awesome and great pics. I want to try it!! My husband lived in Japan for a couple years and loves mochi.. I attempted once.. but this recipe makes me want to try again. Thanks!

  15. says:

    December 14, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    oh my gosh. you are the best hostess ever. GUEST LINENS! coffee accoutrements! we went wild for Bubbies ice cream mochi while we were in Maui … one of my fave Hawaii grocery store items!! Teddy got to choose flavours so we had vanilla (hehe) and strawberry … and kona coffee… I have Mochiko rice flour in my cupboard, I MUST make some mochi! These peppermint ones are the cutest! Have a blast in Hawaii, sweet friend!! XO

  16. says:

    December 14, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    What a perfect dessert for holidays, Cynthia. It looks oh-so Beautiful & Delicious!!!! By the way, you are such a good host, and anyone will be lucky to stay at ‘Cynthia Inn.’ πŸ™‚

    P.S. Happy Holidays, lady. It has been so much fun reading & drooling at your blog this year. Can’t wait for next year πŸ™‚

  17. says:

    December 14, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    I’ve never had the pleasure of experiencing mochi. I feel like this is the universe telling me that has to change. When I visit my aunt in Chicago, she turns her house into a hotel. She even folds the toilet paper to create that cute triangle.

  18. Kori says:

    May 21, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    I am trying to make this currently and my mix before it goes into the oven is watery and a liquid… is this normal?

    • tworedbowls says:

      May 21, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      Totally normal! It should be fairly liquid. It will thicken as it bakes and as it cools. Please let me know how it turns out, I hope you like it!

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