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Angel Cookies II

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"These cookies literally melt in your mouth. They are white, but can be tinted with food coloring in pastel colors if desired. They are irresistible."
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servings 259
Original recipe yields 36 servings (6 dozen)


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  1. Sift together flour, confectioners' sugar and salt in large mixer bowl. Add the shortening, vanilla and chopped walnuts. Using low speed of an electric mixer, mix all ingredients until just blended.
  2. Roll dough on floured counter into 1 1/2 inch cylinders. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes until firm enough to slice.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Remove dough from the refrigerator and slice into 3/8 inch thick slices. Place cookies on prepared cookie sheets.
  4. Bake cookies at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 minutes. Cookies should be white, if they turn brown reduce the cooking time.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 259 calories; 19.2 21 1.5 0 146 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I had to make these a couple of times to really get them right. They really do melt in your mouth. One little trick I do is to use butter flavored shortening.

Most helpful critical review

they taste like shortening and are absolutely terrible! i would never make them again!-YUCK!

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I had to make these a couple of times to really get them right. They really do melt in your mouth. One little trick I do is to use butter flavored shortening.

I was so thrilled when I finally found this receipe. It's very similar to the same cookie that I remember having on my first day of kindergarten. The recipe does make quite a few cookies. I w...

these are deliciously airy not too sweet little treats. I rated them four stars because the dough is a bit challenging to work with. you absolutley MUST allow the dough to chill or you will have...

This dough is best if you cover it and keep it in the fridge for a while. Roll it into balls, then cool them, then throw straight into the oven. If you try and bake immediately after mixing, the...

These are a favorite around the house, church and workplace. Will definitely keep this recipe and make them often.

Very good taste and husband also likes. Delicate flavor and texture. Dough was hard to work with: too much quantity for my stand mixer and even though I chilled it overnight it was hard to handl...

Yum, these taste just like pecan sandies, I didn't slice them, but scooped the dough onto a pan

*I wanted to try this recipe as Christmas cookies for friends who have dairy allergies. I did omit the nuts as well.* I read the other reviews before making so I made a couple of revisions. Fi...

These are pretty good. I had no trouble mixing the dough, but I do not have a mixer and used my hands as if I were kneading pizza dough. Then I formed the dough into logs--like premade dough fro...