Look for five-spice powder on the spice aisle or with the Asian foods in your grocery store. We love the sparkle of sanding sugar used to coat the outside of the cookies; you’ll find it in craft stores. Supermarket turbinado works well, too.

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Credit: Greg DuPree

Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr
Serves 25 (serving size: 1 cookie)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk together flour, five-spice powder, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  • Beat together brown sugar and butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg. Add flour mixture, and beat at low speed just until combined.

  • Place sparkling sugar in a medium bowl. Roll dough into 25 balls (1 tablespoon each); roll in sugar to coat.

  • Arrange dough balls 2 inches apart on 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350°F until set and starting to brown around edges, about 12 minutes. Cool on baking sheets set on a wire rack for 2 minutes. Transfer cookies directly to wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

92 calories; fat 4g; saturated fat 2g; protein 1g; carbohydrates 13g; fiber 1g; sugars 7g; added sugar 7g; sodium 67mg.