I attempted to make ‘Kinako‘ (finely ground roasted soy beans) at home by toasting dry raw soy beans and grinding them, but my electric grinder didn’t make very fine powder. Then I tried to make biscuits using the ground soy beans. The result was fantastic! The texture is similar to shortbread which is slightly dry but really nice with a cup of tea.


About 30 Biscuits *depends on the size of the biscuits


Butter 125g *softened
Sugar 1/4 cup
Salt pinch
Plain Flour 1 cup
Kinako 1/2 cup

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Mix all ingredients and knead gently until smooth.
  3. Roll dough into 2 to 2.5cm balls and place them on the baking tray lined with baking paper allowing some room for spreading. (They won’t spread much.)
  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly coloured. Allow to cool on tray.