Chinese Spice Tea Cookies Recipe

  Chinese Cookie

1 1/4 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup superfine sugar (SEE NOTE)
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
1 large egg, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Thoroughly stir flour, spices and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
2. Using a hand mixer, cream sugar and butter in a large bowl until well combined. Add egg and vanilla extract and beat until fluffy; about 1 minute.
3. Add flour mixture and mix on low until just incorporated. Form dough into a disk, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour.
4. Set rack at middle of oven and preheat to 375F (1900C). On a piece of plastic wrap, roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Slide wrap and dough onto a baking sheet and place in freezer for 5 minutes until firm.
5. Remove and quickly cut out cookies, space 1/2-inch apart on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and baked for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Immediately transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.
NOTE: You can make your own super fine sugar by pulsing 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a food processor for one minute.
20 2-1/2-inch cookies
These cookies, essentially a sugar cookie dough with the addition of sweet Chinese spices, are the perfect tea ""bickie." They can stand up to plenty of dunking because of their crispy texture.

Chinese Spice Tea Cookies

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