Chocolate Dipped Brandy Snaps

Level: Challenging
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Cooling Time: 10 min
Yields: 36 dozen cookies


Chocolate Dipped Brandy Snaps are a decidedly adult cookie that combines the flavors of chocolate, cinnamon, ginger and brandy.


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons brandy
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped nuts


PREHEAT oven to 300° F.

COMBINE butter, sugar, corn syrup, cinnamon and ginger in medium, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in flour and brandy. Drop by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheets about 3 inches apart, baking no more than 6 at a time.

BAKE for 10 to 14 minutes or until deep caramel color. Cool on baking sheets for 10 seconds. Remove from baking sheets and immediately roll around wooden spoon handle; cool completely on wire racks.

LINE baking sheets with wax paper.

MICROWAVE morsels and vegetable shortening in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until smooth. Dip cookies halfway in melted chocolate; shake off excess. Sprinkle with nuts; set on prepared baking sheets. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until chocolate is set. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.


by A. Angela , Ohio on Nov. 2011

This is my favorite treat to make! Guests absolutely love them!

Chewy vs Snappy

by L. Lindsey , Springfield, OH on Nov. 2008

I did use rounded teaspoons for this recipe but the middles were kind of thick and therefore the edges hardened quicker than the middle and so they would come off the pan. They were really greasy too so it was hard to wrap them around the spoon. They were very rich but still delicious.


by J. Jan , BLYTHEVILLE, AR on Mar. 2008

Actually I made these for a "welcome" gift basket. Naturally, had to keep some for us! They were delicious.


by J. Julie , BLUE MOUNDS, WI on Dec. 2007

Fabulous! As soon as I seen this recipe I knew I had to try it. Used the parchment paper and had no problem with them sticking. I let them cool a little longer so they weren't so fragile. An Ove Glove would come in handy since they are very warm when you're trying to roll them. Simple to make. Delicous. Will definately make again. Everyone wanted a copy of the recipe. Don't be scared off by the fact there's brandy in it. It's not enough to make it adult only.

chocolate dipped brandy snaps

by B. Bev , HOUSE SPRINGS, MO on Dec. 2007

Excellent cookie. We dropped smaller amounts on the tray and then rolled them up. Did more than 6 -- with 2 working together, it worked fine.

Dipped brandy snaps

by T. Theresa , SHERWOOD PARK, AB on Nov. 2006

These taste great and make a wonderful gift with coffee! The only thing is that they have to bake long enough or they are more like brandy chews. Taste great when they are made correctly!

Chocolate Dipped Brandy Snaps

by J. JOAN , PITTSBURGH, PA on May. 2006

Very easy to make - a big hit with the entire family!! Definitely will make again.

Fabulous...but a little tricky

by M. MARTY , WAUKESHA, WI on May. 2006

Great recipe when you want something "a little special" but pay close attention to directions. Leave plenty of space between cookies on baking sheet and DON'T let them cool more than 10 secs or they will adhere to the they will break instead of wrapping around spoon.

Chocolate Dipped Brandy Snaps

by M. Mary , ROANOKE, VA on Mar. 2006

This cookie is great to serve with coffee and tea. Not something I would make to keep on hand but something special for company.

Great Recipe

by M. MARIA , DONNA, TX on Feb. 2006

I used this recipe for a Valentine's Day Party we had. My guests kept on asking if I had come up with the recipe myself, and I just said that it was a secret recipe among special cooks/bakers only. Before I knew it, they were all gone and that's cause I had made over four dozens.