‘Kinako’ is finely ground Roasted Soy Beans and it is a very popular ingredient for Japanese sweets. The flavour of these sweet and salty Kinako & Cinnamon Cookies makes me quite nostalgic as it reminds me a famous Japanese sweet.


24 Cookies


125g Butter *softened
1/2 cup Caster Sugar *OR Brown Sugar
1 Egg
1 & 1/4 cup Plain Flour
1/8 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Kinako (Finely Ground Roasted Soy Beans)
2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon

  1. Beat softened Butter and Sugar until smooth and well combined. Beat in Egg and mix well. Add Flour, Salt, Kinako (Finely Ground Roasted Soy Beans) and Cinnamon, and mix well to form soft dough.
  2. Place the dough on a sheet of plastic warp, shape into a log (OR 2 logs) about 5cm in diameter, and wrap it. Refrigerate until firm. When it is firm, remove and discard the plastic wrap, and slice the dough into 24 discs.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven at 170℃ for 20 minutes or until nicely browned. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.