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Swedish Angel Crisps

Swedish Angel Crisps

This delicious Swedish Angel Crisps recipe originated from Sweden somewhere near the end of the last century. If you're not fond of nuts in cookies, a variation of Angel Crisps follows.

Ingredients

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup granulated sugar for decoration

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream together the shortening, sugars, and butter until smooth. Stir in the egg and vanilla extract. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Stir into the sugar mixture.

Roll dough into walnut sized balls. Roll the balls in chopped nuts then in sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until cookies are light brown.

Recipe Note

You can also add 1/3-cup unsweetened cocoa to this recipe. It makes the cookies taste like brownie cookies.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 3 dozen.
Serving size: 1 cookie.
Calories: 87; Total Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 10mg; Sodium: 48mg; Carbohydrates: 10g Protein: 1g; Fiber: trace

Angel Crisps

This is a great recipe if you like sugar cookies. These are easy to make and if you have a hungry spouse or kids, they're likely to go fast!

Angel Crisps

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar for decoration

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

In a large bowl, cream together butter, shortening, brown sugar, and 1/2-cup white sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg, and stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt; beat into the creamed mixture.

Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Dip the top half of the balls into water, then into remaining white sugar. Place sugar side up onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly.

Bake for eight to ten minutes in preheated oven, or until light brown. Cool on wire racks, and store in an airtight container. Recipe makes four dozen.

Nutrition information per cookie:
Calories: 82; Protein: 0g; Total Fat: 4g; Sodium: 72mg; Cholesterol: 10; Carbohydrates: 10g; Fiber: 0

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