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
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 5 min./batch
MAKES: 192 servings


  • 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) equals 23 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 21 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.


  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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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

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

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

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

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

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

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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