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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


  • 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


  • 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, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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dukag User ID: 669719 198252
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

"not good"

lwoodside2008 User ID: 7081620 213035
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!"

2776Magna User ID: 6664641 151730
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2012

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

posipati User ID: 6297714 198251
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."

DebbeS User ID: 2791632 125795
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

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

mas4144 User ID: 6300876 213034
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."

BettySpradlin User ID: 6187514 187195
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."

jeanmckenny User ID: 6487419 138567
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."

Maiden Faire User ID: 5247517 183928
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2012

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

shermanhenryfloyd User ID: 6379642 120047
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."

Jessei User ID: 6864119 187190
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2012

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


cmerschbach User ID: 1241031 213033
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2012

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

aschnur User ID: 6418196 121725
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!"

terradactyl User ID: 2992046 115123
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

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

jlshaw User ID: 6376851 181148
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."

Krusty1153 User ID: 6363308 138566
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."

super8 User ID: 6364593 213032
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!"

lillianrayann User ID: 6341070 213031
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."

barbalig User ID: 4301790 197162
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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