V for Veggy

Home / All Recipes / Japanese / Miso & Black Sesame Seeds Cookies

Miso & Black Sesame Seeds Cookies

Today I am super excited to share this rather unusual cookies recipe with you guys. Meet miso & black sesame seeds cookies! This cookies are super easy to mix, shape, and bake beautifully. If you have a large batch of miso paste and feel a bit bored of just turning them into miso soup, definitely give this recipe a try :)

Miso & Black Sesame Seeds Cookies
Miso & Black Sesame Seeds Cookies

Shape, freeze, and cut

Once you finish mixing your cookie dough, you will realize that the dough is pretty soft. So be sure to transfer to a parchment paper and gently shape into a log. If you want a square or rectangle cookies, go ahead and shape accordingly. :D I only need to put the dough in the freezer for 30 minutes, and it is firm enough to cut cleanly.

Miso & Black Sesame Seeds Cookies
Miso & Black Sesame Seeds Cookies

Bake until golden brown

How long you bake depends largely on how thick you cut the cookies. I cut mine to about 1/4" thick (~ 1/2 cm), and they are done after 25 minutes. Just be sure to start checking after 20 minutes, and simply eye ball it from there. My visual cue is to remove the cookies when I see the edges start to become browner.

Miso & Black Sesame Seeds Cookies
Miso & Black Sesame Seeds Cookies

Chill first before storing

Like most cookies, these can last for at least a week in an airtight container. Just be extra sure to let the cookies cool completely on a wire rack before storing. Otherwise, they are not going to stay crispy nor fresh as long as they could have if you can be just a bit more patient. :)

Miso & Black Sesame Seeds Cookies
Miso & Black Sesame Seeds Cookies

Miso & Black Sesame Seeds Cookies

5.0 from 9 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 25 mins

Total Time: 35 mins

Serves: 24

Print Recipe


  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened and at room temperature
  • 100 gram confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoon miso paste (I use white, but you can use any kind)
  • 1 egg
  • 200 gram all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds, toasted


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar, and miso paste until pale and fluffy. Add egg, and beat until well mixed.
  2. Add all-purpose flour and black sesame seeds. Beat again on lowest speed just until the dough comes together.
  3. Transfer cookie dough on to a parchment paper. Gently shape into a 1.5" log (doesn't have to be exact). Rest the dough in the freezer for 30 minutes until firm enough to cut cleanly.
  4. Preheat oven to 180 Celsius (350 Fahrenheit) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Remove cookie dough from freezer, unwrap, and cut into equal 24 pieces. Each should be about 1/4 inch (or 1/2 cm) thick and arrange on the baking sheet. (*)
  6. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until golden brown and the edges look darker.
  7. Remove from oven, cool on a wire rack until room temperature. Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 1 week.


  • (*) The cookies don't expand much while baking. I use a half-sheet pan and arrange the cookies in 4x6 and none ends up touching each other.


  • Beth Pierce Beth Pierce says:

    These were perfectly crips and easy to make too! Saving this recipe, indeed!

  • Colleen Colleen says:

    Wow! I really love these. I'm going to make them without the sugar for a really delicious addition to an antipasto platter. Yum!

    • Anita Anita says:

      Now, why didn't I think of that! Your idea will work so well for a cheese platter too, Colleen. Now I want to make another batch without sugar.

  • Noelle Noelle says:

    This was a fun recipe for cookies, I had never tried one like this before! Thanks for the new idea

  • Alina | Cooking Journey Blog Alina | Cooking Journey Blog says:

    I never thought of baking with miso! These cookies look crispy and so delicious with those sesame seeds inside.

    • Anita Anita says:

      Aren't they? And if you love cheese, I guarantee you will definitely love these cookies, Alina. :)

  • Veena Azmanov Veena Azmanov says:

    Best cookies for a snack option. Have to try some this weekend.

  • Sharon Sharon says:

    These cookies are a wonderful treat when you are looking for something different than regular chocolate chips!

  • Michelle Michelle says:

    Such an interesting flavor combo for a cookie! Yum!

  • Emily Liao Emily Liao says:

    These cookies were so delicious! I loved the black sesame seeds in this :)

  • Jessica Jessica says:

    This recipe totally intrigued me! I made them last weekend and they were SO good! Thanks for sharing!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe: