Brandy Snaps

This sweet treat is a classic English biscuit that not only taste amazing, but will look fancy on your holiday dessert spreads. Fill the cannoli-like tubes with fresh whipped cream right before serving to keep the exterior nice and crisp.

white plate with stacked brown rolled brandy snap cookies filled with whipped cream
Photo: Katlyn Moncada
Prep Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
9 mins
Total Time:
90 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
30 to 36 cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup butter

  • cup golden syrup* or dark-color corn syrup

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 tablespoon brandy

  • 1 recipe Sweetened Whipped Cream (optional)

Sweetened Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mar or foil. If using foil, lightly grease the foil; set aside.

  2. In a medium saucepan heat and stir sugar, butter, and syrup over low heat until butter melts; remove from heat. In a small bowl stir together flour and ginger; add to butter mixture, mixing well. Stir in brandy.

  3. Drop batter by rounded teaspoons 3 to 4 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheet. (Bake only two or three cookies at a time.)

  4. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Let stand for 1 to 2 minutes on cookie sheet. Quickly invert cookies onto another cookie sheet, and wrap each cookie around the greased handle of a wooden spoon or a metal cone. When cookie is set, transfer to a wire rack; cool. If desired, fill cooled cookies with Sweetened Whipped Cream.

Sweetened Whipped Cream

  1. In a chilled bowl combine whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form (tips curl).

*Tip

Golden syrup, popular in England, is available in specialty stores and larger supermarkets.

To Store

Place unfilled cookies in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw cookies; if desired, fill with Sweetened Whipped Cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

62 Calories
3g Fat
8g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 62
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 34mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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