Back to Slice & Bake Orange Spice Wafers

Print Options


Card Sizes

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 large 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. 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.

Reviews for Slice & Bake Orange Spice Wafers

Sort By :

Average Rating
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."

zucchini lady
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."

Loading Image