12 Days of Christmas Cookies
These easy No Bake Gingersnap Brandy Balls marry two of my favorite flavors: brandy and gingersnaps. With a heady dose of brandy in every bite, these tasty morsels double as a sweet dessert and secondly an after-dinner drink!
I have in general been known to add brandy to unexpected foods: pie, waffles, cranberry chutney, and chocolate peppermint kiss cookies! In light of that, you can imagine how excited I was to combine gingersnaps and brandy into one easy, no-bake cookie!!
They come together effortlessly with the help of a food processor and a microwave! The hardest part is waiting for them to set in the refrigerator.
Tart cherries are soaked in brandy and then combined with gingersnap crumbs, nutty, toasted walnuts, and powdered sugar! With the result that the effect is sensational!
Much to my delight and to the disappointment of my husband, these No-Bake Gingersnap Brandy Balls taste like brandied gingerbread cookie dough with a hint of cherry and toasted walnuts! Without a doubt, headspinningly delicious…or that could in this case be the brandy. Hmm… In truth, doesn’t matter. They are awesome.
My husband would have, of course, preferred a coarser chopped walnut coating, which could easily be done to accommodate those who want a little crunch with their ginger brandy balls!
I loved the intermingling of brandy, gingersnap, cherry, and toasted walnut flavors. You can use homemade gingersnaps or to be sure a quality store-bought!
A note about the brandy…
It should be noted, because I try to do all I can to avoid disappointment around here, that brandy is the primary flavor. If you would like to tone down the brandy flavor and make it a nice subtle background note, then substitute half the brandy for filtered water. I also cannot emphasize enough: quality brandy is a must!
These No-Bake Gingersnap Brandy Balls are for the ninth day of my 12 Days of Christmas Cookies.
- Chocolate Pecan Tassies
- Molasses Sugar Cookies
- Old Fashioned Gingersnaps
- Peanut Butter Blossoms
- Old Fashioned Oat Lace Cookies
- Raspberry Linzer Cookies
- Holiday Bark
- Cherry Pecan Cookies