Orange Five-Spice Sugar Cookies

Prep Time
Cook Time
4h 8m
Ready In

"Orange and five-spice flavored cutout cookies. Have assorted colors of dcorative sugar on hand for decorating. Prep time includes refrigeration time."

Original recipe yields 48 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (22.8 g)
  • Calories 108.4
  • Total Fat - 6.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 23 mg
  • Sodium - 15.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 12.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
  • Sugars - 4.2 g
  • Protein - 1.3 g
  • Calcium - 7 mg
  • Iron - 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Combine butter and sugar in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer or wooden spoon, cream together until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, one at a time.

Step 2

Stir in the five-spice powder, orange zest and salt.

Step 3

Stir in the flour. Continue to blend just until the dough comes together and is evenly mixed. Divide into three flattened balls and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill dough for at least 3 hours or overnight.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 350ºF with oven racks in the lower and upper thirds. Butter two baking sheets.

Step 5

Work with one ball of dough at a time; roll out to 1/8-inch thickness between sheets of lightly floured wax or parchment paper.

Step 6

Cut into shapes and place on cool, buttered cookie sheets. Work in batches and keep the remaining dough chilled until ready to cut. For the best defined shapes, chill the cookies on the baking sheets before baking.

Step 7

Sprinkle the tops of the cookies with decorative sugar.

Step 8

Bake until bottoms just begin to brown, about 8 minutes.

Step 9

Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Tips & Variations

  • Holiday shape cookie cutters.



Wonderful cookies Mikekey. Love the subtle orange flavor in these spicy cookies. I was in a rush and turned them into ice box cookies instead of cutting with a cookie cutter. They are incredible, very flavorful. Thanks so much for sharing. Made for Holiday Hits - 2015.

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(20 Dec 2015)