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Lacy Brandy Snaps Recipe

Lacy Brandy Snaps Recipe

These captivating, fluff-filled crisps are the perfect "little something sweet" that guests crave at the end of a filling meal. —Natalie Bremson, Plantation, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:48 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons brandy
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • FILLING:
  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • Grated chocolate, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a small saucepan, combine the butter, sugar and corn syrup. Cook and stir over medium heat until butter is melted. Remove from the heat. Stir in the flour, brandy and ginger.
  • 2. Drop by teaspoonfuls, three at a time, 3 in. apart onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 7-8 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 3. Cool for 30-45 seconds. Working quickly, loosen each cookie and curl around a thick wooden spoon handle. (If cookies become too cool to shape, return to oven for 1 minute to soften.) Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  • 4. For filling, in a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar and brandy; beat until stiff peaks form. Just before serving, pipe cream mixture into cookies. Sprinkle ends with chocolate if desired. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie (calculated without grated chocolate): 119 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 9mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein

Reviews for Lacy Brandy Snaps

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dukag
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

"not good"

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lwoodside2008
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"I used wax paper at first for the 'tubes' (as some have called them) and they stuck to it.

I sprayed my cookie sheets the next time but found that the butter will create its on slick surface so that you don't need paper.
Also, that recipe, in no way makes 4 dozen tubes! It's not even mathematically possible! Mine make about a dozen.
The filling was another issue. I consider myself a novice and the explanation was not very clear. I DID end up overbeating the cream in the end! ARGH!
So at 9:30pm that night I went out to the grocery store and bought DREAM WHIP. I substituted brandy for the vanilla.
Fingers crossed the co-workers enjoy it tomorrow!
So to people new to the recipe - it's time consuming!"

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2776Magna
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2012

"I have yet to make this recipe, but I will."

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posipati
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

"With my arthritis, I find it difficult to manoeuver the spoon handle so I made these in a mini-muffin pan and then filled them like tarts."

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DebbeS
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

"I'd like to know how to store them.....how long do they keep? Do they get soggy in the refrigerator?"

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mas4144
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

"Maiden Faire....Maybe you should just try another recipe. Or you could just substitute apple juice as others have said. Apple juice is always a good substitute for any alcohol in a recipe."

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BettySpradlin
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

"I didn't use any alcohol. For the cookie I used a good vanilla and in the creamy middle I used a 1/4 cup of very strong coffee. For my daughter I did not use coffee...I used chai tea. Beyond great with the chai."

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jeanmckenny
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2012

"Try apple juice as a sub for the alcohol. Please do not use any alcohol flavoring in the cookie if friends and family have an alcohol problem."

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Maiden Faire
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2012

"I think this looks scrumptious! However, I can't stand the taste of any alcohol. Beer, brandy, whiskey, vodka, liqueurs, cordials...it doesn't matter, I find alcohol disgusting.

Does anyone have any idea as to what I can substitute the brandy in the filling with? I'm not too worried about the cookie. I can use an extract. But I can't use 1/2 cup of extract in the filling; also I too have loved ones in AA. Since you can't cook the alcohol off in the filling, it becomes more than just a taste aversion. Any ideas? I have loved ones in the Navy, and would like to welcome them home with something a little special! Thanks for help and suggestions."

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shermanhenryfloyd
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2012

"The tube is the first set of ingredients. The outside of the tube itself is formed by rolling the cookie shape around the wooden spoon and nothing else is done to the outside."

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Jessei
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2012

"No mention of outside of tube, what it is, how to make!

Jessei"

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cmerschbach
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2012

"Have you tried to use parchment paper instead of waxed paper?  Usually works really well for baking."

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aschnur
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"Any tips on how to prevent sticking? I am making this again to see if I can get it right. The cookies are delicious, but I had to throw most of them away because I could not get them off of the greased wax paper. I have searched online and heard to use greased and floured aluminum foil and they will just peel off? I really want to make these right, any tips? Thanks!"

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terradactyl
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"Holy cow, these are frustrating. They have great flavor, but I found them extremely difficult to make."

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jlshaw
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"Used Almond extract instead of brandy. The taste was good but the cookies were very difficult to work with. And the recipe didn't produce anywhere near the 4 dozen that it claims."

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Krusty1153
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"It took a few tries before I got the time right, and rolling was somewhat difficult. Recipe didn't make as many as it said. I may try a pizzelle maker next time."

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super8
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"the cookies turned out great but the filling never formed the stiff peaks and wonder what went wrong? Should I have used a wisk to beat cream mixture vice hand mixer? I used good brandy and followed the recipe to a tee. Hoping someone out there can tell me what I did wrong as I would love to make a successful batch instead of ending up with a vanilla shake! :) thanks!"

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lillianrayann
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

"what can I use to substitute the alcohol. some of my friends are in a 12 step program and won't eat them with the alcohol in them."

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barbalig
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2011

"I only needed the filling recipe..very creamy and delicious. I substituted Chambord liqueur since I didn't have brandy. Makes a substantial amount."

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