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Angel Wings

I knew I'd hit a winner with these crisp and simple angel wings when my sister first sampled them. After one taste, she was so impressed she asked me to bake her wedding cake! —R. Lane, Tenafly, New Jersey
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 10 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • Coarse sugar, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cut butter into flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the sour cream. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 6-8 times or until mixture holds together. Shape into four balls; flatten slightly. Wrap in plastic; refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Unwrap one ball. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons sugar on waxed paper; coat all sides of ball with sugar. Roll into a 12x5-in. rectangle between two sheets of waxed paper. Remove top sheet of waxed paper. Sprinkle dough with 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Lightly mark a line down the center of the dough, making two 6x5-in. rectangles.
  • Starting with a short side, roll up jelly-roll style to the center mark; peel waxed paper away while rolling. Repeat with other short side. Wrap in plastic; freeze for 30 minutes. Repeat three times.
  • Place remaining sugar or place coarse sugar if desired on waxed paper. Unwrap one roll. Cut into 1/2-in. slices; dip each side into sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 375° until golden brown, about 16-18 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 85 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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