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Slice & Bake Orange Spice Wafers

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 5 min./batch


16 dozen

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
Slice & Bake Orange Spice Wafers Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 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 zest
  • 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 zest, 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.

Nutrition 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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  • Charlene
    Dec 13, 2020

    This is a really great little cookie -- easy to put together, thin and crunchy, and I love having them in the fridge to pull out, slice, and bake fresh. I, too, thought it needed more orange flavor, hence the 4 stars -- I added a teaspoon of orange extract. That did the trick. If I'd had more orange zest, I'd have used more of that, as well.

  • Meredith1975
    Jan 7, 2013

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  • minimaus
    Dec 20, 2012

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

  • connie1574
    Dec 19, 2012

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

  • mammiex6
    Dec 19, 2012

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  • zucchini lady
    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
    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.

  • Rita
    Dec 20, 2011

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