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Cookie Angels

 Cookie Angels
These easy to assemble angels are sure to be popular with kids of all ages!
18 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in egg. Combine the 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.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion into a 6-in.
  • circle; cut each into six wedges. Transfer to ungreased baking
  • sheets.
  • For angel heads, roll teaspoonfuls of reserved dough into 18 balls;
  • lightly press onto pointed end of each wedge. Press a pretzel into

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Directions (continued)

  • each side for wings.
  • Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove
  • to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 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.
  • 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.