The tutong is probably the best part of rice. It’s smoky and crunchy; and mixed with fluffy white rice, it provides a great contrast. So we thought, is there another way to enjoy tutong—perhaps in a sweet way? (After all, we’ve seen it in Crash Landing on You eaten with sugar.)
So we don’t really use real tutong here, but toasting the raw sticky rice sort of mimics the idea. These toasted rice cookies are sugary like your typical cookie. But they have a deep, toasty flavor that balances out the sweetness. These are not chewy cookies, though. They’re more like the thin, crisp cookies you’d eat with tea (which you should totally do).