Do these Korean sesame tea cookies need to be baked?

Do these cookies need to be baked? Or are they served raw? Any tips on using a wooden cookie mold?

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Korean Sesame Tea Cookies
Recipe question for: Korean Sesame Tea Cookies

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702551 January 29, 2022
These cookies are not baked. There is no raw starch that needs heat unlike flour-based cookies.

I recommend you look at the full-length post on the author's blog:

As usual, Food52 eschews any sort of process photography; there's only the cliche overhead beauty shot.

The author's blog provides plenty of very helpful shots of the process; the consistency of the dough is very important and the author provides a lot of commentary on her blog post that is absent in the Food52 recipe.

She also provides detailed instructions on how to use a traditional wood mold.

In her blog post, she clearly states these cookies are NOT baked.
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