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Slice & Bake Orange Spice Wafers Recipe

Slice & Bake Orange Spice Wafers Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

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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"

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."

zucchini lady User ID: 2608427 101117
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"

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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