My Great-Grandma’s Molasses Brandy-Snap Cookies

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This is my Great Grandmother Clara’s recipe, written in her handwriting. These are delicious, chewy, nostalgic, and very molasses-y.  My mom started making them for me at Christmastime and at first I was put off by the taste, but quickly found myself craving these.

Its a bit tough to decipher the recipe so I’ve done my best.  I also made a few changes.

1. I used blackstrap molasses. 2. I used 1 1/4 cup sugar-free swerve confectioners sugar, plus 1/4 cup light brown sugar.  3. I reduced the flour by a 1/2 cup and added 1 cup oats. 4.  I added 1/8 tsp each of the following: allspice, cinnamon, and baking powder, 5. I omitted the brandy and used 1 tbs apple cider vinegar and 2 tbs water.

Clara Higgins Brandy Snaps cookies-0

Here is the recipe, feel free to make alterations like I did:


1 cup molasses

1 cup butter (2 sticks, unsalted)

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