Ginger Spice Wafers

Preparation info
  • Makes


    • Difficulty


Appears in

By David Tanis

Published 2013

  • About

These crisp and spicy cookies are perfect for dunking in coffee or wine. Make the dough a day ahead and refrigerate it, so it’s firm enough to slice. Or have a batch in the freezer, ready to slice and bake when the mood strikes.


  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, softened
  • ¾ cup packed light brown suga


Put the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in a large bowl. Using a handheld mixer, beat together until creamy. Beat in the molasses, grated ginger, egg, egg yolk, brandy, and orange zest until well combined.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, ground ginger, cinnamon, and black pepper. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, stirring just enough to incorporate.