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Five Spice, Peanut, Sesame Biscuits Recipe. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.
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Five Spice, Peanut and Sesame Biscuits Recipe for a Crunchy Aromatic Cookie

Our five spice, peanut and sesame biscuits recipe makes a crunchy, slightly chewy-centred, aromatic cookie that is extremely moreish. Like most of our recipes on Grantourismo these scrummy biscuits are inspired by delicious local ingredients and flavours here in Cambodia.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Biscuit
Cuisine: Australian/Cambodian
Servings: 20 biscuits
Calories: 116kcal
Author: Terence Carter


  • 220 gr brown sugar
  • 60 gr unsalted butter softened
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 75 gr plain flour
  • tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp roasted white sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • 70 gr roasted salted peanuts roasted salted peanuts
  • 1 tsp five-spice powder
  • 2 tbsp candied ginger chopped finely
  • ½ teaspoon fine salt


  • Beat sugar and butter until for 2 minutes until combined, then beat in egg. Add flour, baking powder, five-spice powder and salt, and beat to combine. Stir in sesame seeds, peanuts and candied ginger until well dispersed.
  • Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 160˚C and line your oven trays with baking paper.
  • Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls approximately 25 gr each, place on trays at least 5 cm apart and press lightly to flatten, leaving a dip in the centre of each piece of dough. As an extra touch, I like to place a half peanut in the centre of the dough.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, rotating the trays halfway through cooking. For soft and chewy biscuits remove them from the oven at this time. For crunchy biscuits, continue up to 12-15 minutes - but turn the heat down to around 100˚C and monitor the biscuits as they can easily burn.
  • Cool on trays until warm to the touch, then cool on a wire rack.


Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg