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Lacy Brandy Snaps

These cream-filled crisps are the perfect sweet treat. Include them on a holiday cookie platter or serve at the end of the meal with coffee or tea. —Natalie Bremson, Plantation, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    4 dozen


  • 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, 3 at a time, 3 in. apart onto a parchment-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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 119 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 9mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • dukag
    Dec 18, 2013

    not good

  • lwoodside2008
    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!

  • 2776Magna
    Dec 11, 2012

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

  • beckysunny
    Dec 10, 2012

    No comment left

  • posipati
    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.

  • DebbeS
    Dec 10, 2012

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

  • mas4144
    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.

  • lada2
    Dec 10, 2012

    No comment left

  • BettySpradlin
    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.

  • jeanmckenny
    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.