Angel Cookies

Angel Cookies - A soft and chewy vanilla cookie topped with a gorgeous sugar glaze.

I’m so excited to share this cookie recipe with you today!  These Angel Cookies have been in my family for as long as I can remember and, while some of you may have this recipe in your family as well, it’s one that I don’t see around too often. Let me tell you what. . .it’s a hidden gem.

My grandma, Catherine, would make these soft and chewy vanilla cookies for my sister and me around Christmastime and, really, throughout the year. My favorite part is the gorgeous sugar glaze that looks just like glistening snow. So pretty for the holidays.

When I bite into one of these cookies, it’s pure nostalgia for me. I just know you’re going to love ’em, too. 

I thought it would be helpful to show you the step-by-step process of how the cookies come together. If you’re anything like me, photos help a ton especially when I’m trying a new recipe for the first time! So, roll up those sleeves and let’s make some cookies!

Angel Cookies - A soft and chewy vanilla cookie topped with a gorgeous sugar glaze.

  1. Cream together the butter, shortening, sugars, egg and vanilla by hand (no mixer!)
  2. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Add the dry mixture to the butter and sugar mixture and combine.
  3. Roll the dough into walnut-sized balls and dip half of the ball in cold water.
  4. Dip the dough in white sugar to form a glaze on top of the cookie.
  5. Place onto greased cookie sheet and bake 9-11 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Angel Cookies - A soft and chewy vanilla cookie topped with a gorgeous sugar glaze.

Just look at this deliciousness!  These cookies are so worthy of a spot on your Christmas cookie platter this year. I really think these are called Angel Cookies because they taste like pure heaven when you bite into them. So, SO good. 

And that sugar cookie glaze. I mean, just look at those beautiful crystals. I remember coming home from school, running to the kitchen and grabbing a stack of these cookies to enjoy with a big glass of milk. Those were the days, let me tell you! It’s so much fun to relive those memories each time I bake these sweet treats.

Angel Cookies - A soft and chewy vanilla cookie topped with a gorgeous sugar glaze.

Today, it makes my heart happy to make these cookies for my family. My kids love them as much as I did when I was young. These Angel Cookies will forever be in my heart and I can’t wait to pass this recipe down to my children. I hope you enjoy these as much as we do. Happy baking!

Angel Cookies - A soft and chewy vanilla cookie topped with a gorgeous sugar glaze.

Angel Cookies
 
 
A soft and chewy vanilla cookie topped with a gorgeous sugar glaze.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Cream together the butter, shortening, sugars, egg and vanilla by hand (no mixer!)
  2. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt.
  3. Add the dry mixture to the butter and sugar mixture and combine.
  4. Cover bowl and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls.
  7. Dip half of ball in cold water and then in white sugar to form a glaze on top of the cookie.
  8. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until cookies are just barely turning brown around the edges. Do not over bake.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 3527 Fat: 202g Saturated fat: 86g Unsaturated fat: 102g Trans fat: 17g Carbohydrates: 401g Sugar: 208g Sodium: 2564mg Fiber: 7g Protein: 33g Cholesterol: 430mg

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This post was originally published on I Heart Naptime.

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Comments

  1. Oh yeah I do like the look of these, freshly baked they would by oh so yummy

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