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Slice & Bake Orange Spice Wafers

Total Time

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

Makes

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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Ingredients

  • 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

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 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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