Almond Orange Wafers – Recipe Girl

This recipe for Almond Orange Wafers turns out a light and flavorful cookie that has become a family favorite.

a platter of almond orange wafer cookies

To enjoy these cookies, I think you need to be an almond lover who enjoys orange-flavored things too. They’re not your typical cookie. And that’s actually what I love about them. That being said, they’re a delicious sweet treat!

ingredients displayed for making almond orange wafers

🛒 Ingredients Needed:

  • butter
  • granulated white sugar
  • egg
  • almond extract
  • grated orange zest
  • all purpose flour
  • sliced almonds
three photos sharing how to make almond orange wafers

✏️ How to make Almond Orange Wafers:

*The complete, printable recipe is in the recipe card at the end of this post.

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Use and electric hand mixer to combine the butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the egg, extract and orange zest and beat until combined. Stir in the flour and almonds.
  3. Drop by teaspoonfuls 3 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheet. You can sprinkle a bit more orange zest on top, if you’d like.
platter of almond orange wafers

Bake for 7 to 9 minutes. Cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. 

➡️ Recipe Tips and Substitutions:

  • Change these up completely and use lemon zest in place of the orange to create almond lemon wafers!
  • Use pecans in place of almonds, if you’d like. If you do so, use vanilla extract in place of almond.
hand holding almond orange wafer cookie

✔️ How to Store:

Store almond orange wafers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. Store in the freezer in a well-sealed container for up to 3 months.

almond orange wafers piled onto a platter

❤️ What I Love About This Recipe:

  1. They’re a uniquely flavored cookie!
  2. These are a nice cookie to display for dessert. People appreciate something a little different.
  3. Almonds and orange are a good flavor match!
almond orange wafer up close
a platter of almond orange wafer cookies

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Almond Orange Wafers

This recipe turns out a light and flavorful cookie that has become a household favorite.

Recipe Details

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 9 minutes

Total Time: 24 minutes

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: almond, almond cookies, orange

Servings: 24 cookies (2 per serving)

Calories: 97kcal

Author: RecipeGirl.com (via California Sol Food: Casual Cooking from the Junior League of San Diego)

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Ingredients

  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ teaspoon grated orange zest
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Use and electric hand mixer to combine the butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the egg, extract and orange zest and beat until combined. Stir in the flour and almonds.

  3. Drop by teaspoonfuls 3 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes. Cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 97kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 35mg, Potassium: 45mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 135IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 16mg, Iron: 1mg

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