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Brandy Snaps (from England)



  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons brandy


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Combine the molasses with the melted butter.
  3. Sift the flour with the sugar and spices and add to the molasses and butter mixture.
  4. Mix well and stir in the brandy.
  5. Drop on lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and gently loosen each cookie, one at a time and roll to form a pencil shape. Use a wooden spoon for best results.
  7. Allow to cool.

1 1/2 dozen

Note: These cookies may be filled with whipped cream sweetened with confectioners sugar. Bits of candies, fruit and chocolate bits may also be used in the filling.


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