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Cookie Angels Recipe

Cookie Angels Recipe

These easy to assemble angels are sure to be popular with kids of all ages!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:18 servings


  • 2/3 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 36 miniature pretzels
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting, divided
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • Brown paste food coloring
  • 18 yellow Life Savers
  • 10 green Life Savers, crushed
  • Decorating gels


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Set aside 1/2 cup of dough; divide remaining dough into three portions.
  • 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion into a 6-in. circle; cut each into six wedges. Transfer to ungreased baking sheets.
  • 3. For angel heads, roll teaspoonfuls of reserved dough into 18 balls; lightly press onto pointed end of each wedge. Press a pretzel into each side for wings.
  • 4. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 5. For hair, in a small bowl, beat 1/4 cup vanilla frosting and confectioners' sugar until smooth; tint with food coloring. Press dough through a garlic press. Trim strands to desired length; place on heads. For halos, attach yellow Life Savers.
  • 6. Frost gowns with remaining frosting; sprinkle with crushed Life Savers. Use decorating gels to add faces. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 283 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 182 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.