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Lacy Brandy Snaps

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling


4 dozen

These cream-filled brandy snaps 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
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  • 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. Preheat oven to 350°. 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, 3 at a time, 3 in. apart onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, 7-8 minutes.
  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.

Brandy Snaps Tips

Can you make brandy snaps ahead of time?

You can make this Christmas cookie about a week before serving.

How do you store brandy snaps?

Store your brandy snaps in an airtight container. Here's how to store other cookie recipes.

Can you make brandy snaps in different shapes?

You can also make brandy snap baskets by molding your cookie around ramekins, jars or cups. Then, flute the edges for a pretty touch. (If you have any leftover brandy, use it to bake up these brandy bites!)

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 119 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 9mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.