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Slice & Bake Orange Spice Wafers Recipe
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Slice & Bake Orange Spice Wafers Recipe

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These thin and crispy cookies stack well, making them a great gift to give. Ginger and orange complement the sweet and spicy flavor. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 5 min./batch
MAKES:192 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 5 min./batch
MAKES: 192 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon each ground allspice, cloves and nutmeg
  • Additional sugar, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie (calculated without addtional sugar): 23 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 21mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and corn syrup. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, orange peel, allspice, cloves and nutmeg; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape into four 6-in. rolls; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. Unwrap and cut into 1/8-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with additional sugar if desired.
  4. Bake at 400° for 5-6 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 16 dozen.
Originally published as Slice & Bake Orange Spice Wafers in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2009, p94


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minimaus User ID: 1816667 106616
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

"yes I would make them again,but I had to bake them longer,the taste is great"

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connie1574 User ID: 6431854 117762
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

"Tasteless. Store bought plain gingersnaps are better. The recipe sounded great but fell flat. Won't make again."

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zucchini lady User ID: 2608427 101117
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

"I made these to put into the Christmas boxes of friends and loved ones...got great reviews and will be making them next Christmas for sure!! a real keeper"

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Ceege User ID: 730520 115386
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"Has anyone tried this recipe? I was thinking of adding it to my Christmas cookie tray this year, but with only 2 tsp. orange peel in the whole recipe, I can't see how there would be much of any orange flavor to them."

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