Tuesday, November 6, 2018

TWD - Cranberry Five Spice Cookies

For Tuesday with Dorie this week, the recipe is Cranberry Five Spice Cookies. These came about because Dorie is obsessed with Chinese five spice powder and likes it in both savoury and sweet applications.

The cookies involve making a very sticky dough seasoned with Chinese five spice powder and mixing through chopped salted peanuts  and fresh or frozen cranberries. Cranberries other than in the form of craisins are like the Tasmanian tiger here - sightings are sometime reported, but they are rare (and expensive). For that reason, I subbed in frozen cherries. They did not have the tart zing of cranberries so maybe I should have used craisins.

I topped my cookies with finely chopped peanuts mixed with a little Chinese five spice powder.

The end result was fine, but didn’t really grab me.

To see what everyone else made this week and what they thought of it, visit the LYL section of the TWD website.


  1. These didn't grab me either. I have made the other recipes already and they are much better:)

  2. sound interesting - but it is frustrating with a fresh cranberry recipe because they are so hard to find! BTW I love your bowl

  3. Hmm, I always try to keep fresh cramberries in my freezer so I'll be ok but I'm intrigued to try these - flavours sound interesting!

  4. i liked these, but didn’t realize how savory they’d be when we first chose the recipe!

  5. Interesting! I would have thought these cookies would use dried cranberies, not fresh. I found a packet of frozen cranberries once. I thought I was seeing things!