How to Make Doumyouji Cookies from Hana Yori Dango

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Hey Hana Yori Dango, AKA Boys Before Flowers, Boys Over Flowers fans! When you were watching the drama, did you ever think, “Hey, I want to make those cookies of Doumyouji!” and give it to my special someone? I did!

Hana Yori Dango is one of my favorite Japanese drama’s! It’s about a girl, Makino who is the only poor student at a rich and prestige school that’s ruled by four rich guys who call themselves, F4. One day she stands up to the leader of F4, Doumyouji because he was mean to her friend. And the drama begins!

You need to watch it now if you haven’t already. 🙂

I got the idea to make the Doumyouji cookies for my monthaversary! My boyfriend actually watched the drama and he liked it.


I searched online trying to find some kind of recipe for it and luckily I came across one. Here is their website where I found the recipe: A big thanks to Iroiro for the recipe!

Here’s how my cookies turned out! I had fun making the cookies and I knew my boyfriend would like them.

I also made cookies of my brother, my mom and myself!

Next time, instead of making the face with shortbread batter, I’ll make the faces out of sugar cookies instead so the faces won’t fall apart easily. I didn’t like the taste of shortbread either, it’s just preference.

Happy baking! :3

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Its come to my attention that the link to the Doumyouji cookie recipe doesn’t work anymore. Thank you to the anonymous reader who informed me about this. Vox has closed down their site for good. I wish I would’ve saved the recipe.

Luckily I was able to find another recipe! Thanks to miszagent for posting the ingredients! (link to website no longer exists)
Recipe to make the Doumyouji cookies:

Shortbread Cookies (the face):
2 cups (280 grams) of all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon (2 grams) of salt
2 sticks (226 grams) of unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup (60 grams) of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon (4 grams) of pure vanilla extract

Chocolate Cookies (the hair):
1 stick (113 grams) of unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup (110 grams) of brown sugar
1/4 cup (50 grams) of white sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon (4 grams) of pure vanilla extract
1 cup (140 grams) of all-purpose flour
1/4 cup (30 grams) of Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/8 teaspoon of salt

Other supplies:
tooth picks, cookie dough roller, oval cookie cutter


Shortbread cookie dough (the face):

In large mixer bowl, beat in the butter, powdered sugar, and salt until creamy. Add vanilla extract, then gradually beat in flour, blending thoroughly.

Now that you have the dough done, you will need to flatten the dough. Gather the dough in a ball and place it on top of plastic wrap. Place another plastic wrap on top of the dough. Flatten the dough until it’s about ¼ inch thick. Wrap it up and place it in the freezer for about an hour. Make sure it’s not rock hard when you take it out. You need to be able to push the cookie cutter through the dough.

Chocolate cookie dough (the hair):

This is similar to the shortbread cookie dough. In large mixer bowl, beat in the butter, white sugar, salt, baking soda, brown sugar, cocoa powder, and egg until creamy. Add vanilla extract, then gradually beat in flour, blending thoroughly.

Repeat the same process as above for flattening the dough and placing it in the freezer.

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Take out the shortbread cookie dough (the face) and start cutting out the faces with the oval cookie cutter. Bend the cookie cutter however you want it to get the right shape for the face. Get the chocolate cookie dough out and start molding the hair onto the short bread cookie dough.

As you’re doing this, the dough may start to soften and start to get sticky, making it difficult to work with. Just place it back in the freezer until it hardens a little and able to work with it again.

Lightly grease the cookie sheet by spraying Pam cooking spray for baking onto the or unsalted butter). Place the cookie heads onto the sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Keep an eye on the cookies just in case.

Remove the cookies from the oven and start making the face. Use a toothpick in a dabbing motion. Let it cool and you are done!

I hope my instructions were clear enough and that your cookies turned out great!

Let me know if it turned out well for you. Share with me your pictures of how your cookies turned out!

6 Replies to “How to Make Doumyouji Cookies from Hana Yori Dango”

  1. Thank you! It's a nice gift idea.

    Thanks for stopping by! :]

  2. Hey those cookies are soo cute <3 but i tried to look it u on vox but now vox is closed you know where i can find the recipes for doumyouji cookies???i want to bake it for my boyfriend 😉

  3. Thank you for telling me that the link wasn't working anymore. I wasn't able to find much about the recipe other than other bloggers posting the ingredients and linking the rest to the Vox website. So I gave my own instructions on how to make the cookies.

    I hope my instructions were helpful. Let me know how it goes for you. Good luck! :]

  4. aiya…thanks to u again~~ u biscuit look nicer than mine 🙁 hehehe

  5. You're welcome. Thanks again for posting the ingredients. Thank you, I'm sure your cookies turned out great too! :]

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