Green Kinako Icebox Cookies

Green Kinako Icebox Cookies

  • Serves 4
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Bake up an easy and convenient sweet treat with distinct Japanese flavour, courtesy of this green kinako icebox cookie recipe. Containing just four ingredients, these cookies are made using plenty of kinako; a roasted soy bean flour with a delicately sweet taste that is utilised all over Japan in traditional dessert making. As well as being delicious, kinako also contains plenty of B-vitamins and protein, making these cookies as good for you as they are tasty.


80g plain flour
80g green kinako soy bean flour
100g butter
60g sugar

How To Prepare

  1. Whisk the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

  2. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, and kinako soy bean flour together.

  3. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix together until everything is incorporated.

  4. Divide the dough into two halves. Roll out each half and create two cylindrical ‘logs’. Wrap these logs in cling-film and put in the fridge for 30 minutes (or longer) to firm up.

  5. Preheat the oven to 170 celcius. Unwrap the logs and slice into round discs approximately 5mm thick.

  6. Place rounds on a parchment-lined baking tray, leaving at least 1cm space between them. Bake for 8 minutes or so, until the edges of the cookies are pale brown.

  7. Remove from oven and cool cookies completely on a wire rack. Enjoy.

Tips and Information

• Cookies can be stored for a few days in an airtight container.