Check it out - our cat, Whiskey, photobombed one of my pictures! Labai juokinga. He just popped right up there as I was taking a picture. Guess he wanted in on these spice cake snickerdoodles too.:
I was using 5-spice for a savory recipe one night, took a whiff, and thought, as I often do, COOKIES! Now, I really thought this was an original idea - and then, just before posting the recipe for you guys, I googled it. OK, so maybe I'm not the first to think of it. The idea FELT original.
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You might see this spice mix referred to as simply Five Spice Powder. Either is correct. It's a warm spice blend, like pumpkin pie spice, but leaning towards savory applications. You'll find it frequently in Chinese recipes.
According to Martha Stewart, Five Spice Powder's origins are unknown, but they're meant to represent wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. The spices can vary a bit but count on a heavy dose of cinnamon and star anise.
First things first, you'll make a Five Spice-Sugar. Like cinnamon-sugar but using Chinese Five Spice in place of the cinnamon. It smells SO good! This mixture is what the dough will get rolled in, plus there's a bit of it in the frosting.
Start the dough by mixing melted butter with granulated and brown sugar. Add in vanilla bean paste. I love seeing the little flecks of vanilla bean in these cookies, but feel free to swap out for vanilla extract if you need to.
Once cooled, you'll whip up a little frosting lightly flavored with the Five Spice-Sugar. This is optional as the cookies are 100 heavenly without it. But, who can say no to a little frosting?Â
What's in this magical skillet cookie?
this recipe was developed using an enameled cast iron skillet. my mom found these skillets at Target. she bought the last two at her store because she thought I would love them. bless all the moms out there. so naturally, I developed a recipe just for them. that's normal, right?! regardless, you can absolutely make these snickerdoodle skillet cookies in any cast-iron skillet you have already.
I love the spices that we seem to use a lot of during the holiday season. Allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove the warming spices. Cardamom happens to be one that I really love, but I dont think gets enough attention. I added a few of them to my beloved recipe, and now have a new cookie that will be made year after year.
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Youll notice that theres cream of tartar in the recipe. Cream of tartar is the signature ingredient of snickerdoodles. It gives a wonderful taste and a super chewy texture so I highly recommend using it. If you still prefer notto use it, the cookies would still be soft and delicious, and they would taste more like sugar cookies. You can substitute the cream of tartar AND the baking soda in this recipe with 2 teaspoons of baking powder.