- 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
- 4 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/2 cup brandy
- Grated chocolate, optional
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Reviews for Lacy Brandy Snaps
"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!"
"I have yet to make this recipe, but I will."
"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."
"I'd like to know how to store them.....how long do they keep? Do they get soggy in the refrigerator?"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."