brandy snap [bran-dee snap] noun
A cylindrical, lacy ginger cookie that is rolled around wooden spoon handles while warm to create a delicate tube. They can be served as is or filled with brandy-flavored whipped cream.
The key with brandy snap cookies is to bake just a few at a time so that you can roll them while they are still warm – and bake on a dry day. Humidity wreaks havoc with their crisp texture. They are classic British cookies and many recipes recommend a special ingredient called “golden syrup,” which can be ordered from King Arthur Flour and found in some supermarkets. In a pinch, substitute light corn syrup.