Brandy Snaps Recipe


Preparation Time20 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings4
Main Ingredient


 Molasses1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Butter/Margarine1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), softened to room temperature
 Sugar1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Sifted flour1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Ginger1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Brandy2 Teaspoon
For brandy cream
 Heavy cream1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Sifted confectioners' sugar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Brandy2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 441 Calories from Fat 199

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 23 g34.9%

Saturated Fat 14.2 g70.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 71.3 mg

Sodium 21.1 mg0.9%

Total Carbohydrates 53 g17.6%

Dietary Fiber 0.43 g1.7%

Sugars 35.7 g

Protein 2 g4.7%

Vitamin A 15.8% Vitamin C 0.35%

Calcium 6.9% Iron 9.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Preheat oven to 325° F.
Bring molasses just to a boil over moderate heat, add butter and sugar, and stir until melted.
Off heat mix in flour, ginger, and brandy.
Stand pan in a bowl of very hot water to keep mixture soft as you work, replenishing hot water as needed.
Drop mixture from level teaspoons onto greased baking sheet, spacing 3" apart.
Bake one sheet at a time, 5 minutes in top 1/3 of oven, then 2-3 minutes on middle rack.
Cool cookies on sheet about 1 minute or until they can be lifted with a pancake turner; while still warm and pliable, bend into a tube around the handle of a wooden spoon.
Cool on wire racks.
If cookies harden too soon, return quickly to oven to soften.
If you like, fill just before serving with Brandy Cream.
To make, whip cream and confectioners' sugar until soft peaks form; fold in brandy.