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Angel Cookies

Angel Cookies

These Angel Cookies literally melt in your mouth. They are white, but can be tinted with food coloring in pastel colors if desired. They are irresistable.


2-3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
4 cups confectioners' sugar
2-1/4 teaspoons salt
3 cups shortening
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 ounces chopped walnuts


Sift together flour, confectioners' sugar and salt in large mixer bowl.

Add the shortening, vanilla and chopped walnuts. Using low speed of an electric mixer, mix all ingredients until just blended.

Roll dough on floured counter into 1-1/2 inch cylinders. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes until firm enough to slice.

Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Remove dough from the refrigerator and slice into 3/8 inch thick slices. Place cookies on prepared cookie sheets.

Bake cookies at 350-degrees for ten minutes. Cookies should be white, if they turn brown reduce the cooking time.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 6 dozen cookies. Serving size: 2 cookies
Calories: 259; Total Fat: 19g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 146mg; Carbohydrates: 21g Protein: 1g; Fiber: trace

Did You Know?

Walnuts can alleviate symptoms of fatigue! A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that alphalinolenic acid found in walnuts can boost energy and relieve depression symptoms.

Variation: Angel Whispers

These lemony little sandwich cookies will just melt in your mouth. Have a few with a tall glass of iced tea or coffee.

1 cup butter
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
2/3 cup white sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1-1/2 tablespoons butter

In a medium bowl, cream together butter and confectioners' sugar until light. Stir in the lemon peel, flour and salt. Cover bowl, and chill for about one hour.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Flatten teaspoons of dough onto cookie sheets, and bake for five to eight minutes, until light brown. Remove from baking sheets to cool on racks.

To make the filling, combine the beaten egg, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and butter in the top of a double boiler. Stir until thick. Sandwich cookies with 1-teaspoon of filling. Recipe makes two dozen cookies.

Nutritional information per cookie:
Calories: 147; Protein: 1g; Total Fat: 9g; Sodium: 137mg; Cholesterol: 32; Carbohydrates: 16g; Fiber: 0

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