Cheddar Ginger Wafers Recipe

Cheddar Ginger Wafers Recipe

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Swapped at the 2012 SE cookie swap by Vicky Bijur.

Adapted from New York Parties.

These recipes from our annual Serious Eats Cookie Swap are provided by Serious Eats staff, friends, and family. They have not been tested by our recipe team.


  • 4 tablespoons margarine
  • 1/2 pound grated sharp cheddar
  • 1 pinch cayenne
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 dash Tabasco
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 24 tiny pieces crystallized ginger
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  1. 1.

    Cream margarine and grated cheddar. When it is smooth, add the cayenne, salt, and Tabasco.

  2. 2.

    Blend in the flour in small amounts to make a firm dough. Chill the dough for about one hour.

  3. 3.

    Preheat the oven to 325°F. Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut it into circles with a 1 1/2 inch biscuit cutter. Place a tiny piece of crystallized ginger in the center of each wafer. Place them on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for ten minutes.

  4. 4.

    Sprinkle wafers with sugar while they are still warm. Serve at room temperature.