Chinese 5-Spice Oatmeal Nut Cookies

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Recipe: #6645

October 01, 2012

"Chinese 5-Spice gives these chewy, nutty oatmeal cookies a very unique flavor. The nuts are essential to the recipe, acting as part of the "flour," so they can't be left out - however you may substitute any nut that you prefer. I have made these cookies for years and they are one of my daughter's favorite oatmeal cookies. These will not taste anything like a typical oatmeal cookie; Asian inspired, not authentic Chinese."

Original recipe yields 36 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (37.4 g)
  • Calories 122.7
  • Total Fat - 7.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 12.3 mg
  • Sodium - 57.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 11.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.7 g
  • Sugars - 2.6 g
  • Protein - 2.1 g
  • Calcium - 16.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 2

In a large bowl, mix together the oats, flour, ground nuts, 5-spice powder, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.

Step 3

In another bowl, using an electric mixer, cream the butter and both sugars until light and smooth; next add eggs and vanilla to the butter mixture and beat well.

Step 4

Add flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until blended.

Step 5

Drop by mounded tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheets(I use a mini meatball scoop);these do spread some while baking, so be sure to leave a big enough space between each, about a 1 1/2" gap between each mound of batter.

Step 6

Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until done to your liking. Cool on wire racks.

Step 7

Makes approximately 3 dozen.

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