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Holiday Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies

Warm, comforting, and soft chocolate chip cookies paired with holiday spices and frosting. These Holiday Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies are sure to be a new favorite this time of year.

If you're looking for more holiday cookies, try some of my other favorites like my Frosted Gingerbread Cookies, Candy Cane Crunch Dark Chocolate Cookies, or my Eggless Spritz Cookies.

holiday spiced chocolate chip cookies

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Today I'm sharing a classic soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe with a Chinese five spice icing. Chinese Five Spice is an amazing spice made up of five spices (cinnamon, fennel, cloves, star anise, and white pepper) that just makes you feel all warm and cozy inside. I love using it around the holidays!

Depending on where you buy your Chinese Five Spice, you can get a wild card for the fifth ingredient. Sometimes it's white pepper (like in my favorite one from Frontier Co-Op), or sometimes it's ginger or Sichuan peppercorns.

I teamed up with my friends at Florida Crystals Sugar and used their Baker's Trio that includes organic cane sugar, organic light brown sugar, and organic powdered sugar. This recipe uses light brown sugar and cane sugar in the cookies and powdered sugar in the icing.

Florida crystals sugar

What is organic cane sugar?

Organic cane sugar is unrefined sugar, it's minimally processed, and organic cane sugar has the full-bodied taste of sugarcane while also retaining a lot of the nutrients present in cane juice. Basically – it's better for you and it tastes better too! Why wouldn't you want to bake with that? It may look different than what you are used to, but in this case, different is better!

Pick up some Florida Crystals next time as it says pure cane sugar right on the packaging! Additionally, Florida Crystals uses organic cornstarch instead of organic tapioca in their powdered sugar. As someone who is severely allergic to tapioca, that is a big deal for me! So, if you also have a tapioca allergy, this organic powdered sugar is safe for you to eat.

holiday spiced chocolate chip cookies

Ingredients for Holiday Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Florida Crystals Organic Light Brown Sugar

Florida Crystals Organic Raw Cane Sugar

Simply Organic Vanilla Extract

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour

Baking Soda

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Equal Exchange Organic Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

Florida Crystals Organic Powdered Sugar

Frontier Co-Op Organic Chinese Five Spice

holiday spiced chocolate chip cookies

Why Organic

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

holiday spiced chocolate chip cookies
holiday spiced chocolate chip cookies

Holiday Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy



Classic soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies are topped with a holiday spiced frosting.



  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • To make the dough: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, light brown sugar, cane sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined and there are no chunks of butter. Add the eggs and mix just slightly, enough to break the yolks.
  • In a separate bowl, add the flour, baking soda, and sea salt and whisk together. Add to the butter mixture and mix on low until combined into a stiff dough. Add the chocolate chips and mix until combined.
  • Using your hands, form the cookie dough into 24 balls and place on prepared cookie sheets. Flatten them slightly so they are about 2-inches in diameter.
  • Bake for 11 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool completely on the cookie sheets.
  • To make the frosting: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, powdered sugar, milk, and Chinese five spice, Mix on low until combined, then speed mixer up to high for 1 minute or until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Using a butter knife or spatula, frost each cookie.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


  • Gluten Free – Replace the all purpose flour with 269 grams (1 3/4 cups) organic gluten free flour blend.
  • High Altitude – Bake at 375°F for 8 minutes or until golden brown.

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