Chinsuko is a traditional cookie from Okinawa and is a very popular omiyage (souvenir gift) in Japan. Similar in texture to a shortbread cookie, this chinsuko cookie gets its incredibly rich flavor from kokuto, a special brown sugar made in only 7 of Okinawa's 48 inhabited islands. The process involves slowly cooking down pure sugarcane juice to a soft crumbly sugar with a very complex flavor. These cookies combine both of these traditional Okinawa specialties in a delicious bite-sized treat.
Featured in May '18 Bokksu: All Stars, July '17 Bokksu: Tropical Okinawa.