Recipe by HeatherFeather
When I purchased a bottle of Chinese 5-spice powder from my Watkins lady, this is the recipe that came with it. Chinese 5-spice is a blend of aromatic seasonings and includes the licoricy taste of star anise. You can find Chinese 5-spice prebottled in many grocery stores or at an Asian market (or from your local Watkins rep).
Top Review by Leta
I LOVE me some 5 spice oatmeal cookies! These are really good! Good old oatmeal cookie texture but with a little added kick. I followed the recipe exactly, no need to change a thing. I baked my half for 13 minutes (I like soft cookies) and my husbands half 16 minutes (he likes 'em crisp). Thank you for sharing.
- 2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats (not instant)
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup coarsely ground almonds
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons Chinese five spice powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 large eggs
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons real vanilla extract
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, mix together the oats, flour, ground nuts, 5-spice powder, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.
- In another bowl, using an electric mixer, cream the butter and both sugars until light and smooth.
- Add eggs and vanilla to the butter mixture and beat well.
- Add flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until blended.
- Drop by mounded tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheets, leaving about 1 1/2" gap between each mound of batter.
- Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until done to your liking.
- Cool on wire racks.
- Makes about 3 dozen cookies.