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Lacy Brandy Snaps

Total Time

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

Makes

4 dozen

These cream-filled brandy snaps are the perfect sweet treat. Include them on a holiday cookie platter or serve them at the end of a meal with coffee or tea. —Natalie Bremson, Plantation, Florida
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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. 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 the 'snap' portion of this Christmas cookie about a week ahead of time, but it's best to prepare the whipped cream the same day you plan to enjoy the cookies. Be sure not to fill each snap until right before serving; otherwise, your brandy snaps will get soggy and won't 'snap' anymore!

How do you store brandy snaps?

Store unfilled brandy snaps in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Fill each cookie (or cookies) with whipped cream right before eating for best results. Here's how to store other types of cookies.

Can you make brandy snaps in different shapes?

You also can make brandy snap baskets by molding the cookies 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 Social Media Editor and Lauren Pahmeier, Taste of Home Associate Editor

Nutrition Facts

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