Angel Cookies

(Diabetic friendly)

1 cup butter
1 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 cup chopped walnuts

Cream butter, shortening and sugars together. Add eggs one at a time and mix thoroughly. Add vanilla and dry ingredients, stir in chopped nuts.

Chill dough until easy to work with - one or two hours.

Shape into balls and roll in sugar. Bake at 350-degrees for about 20 minutes.

Recipe makes seven to eight dozen cookies.

Nutritional Information per Cookie:
Calories 84
Protein 1g
Total Fat 5g
Sodium 97mg
Cholesterol 12mg
Carbohydrates 9g
Fiber 0g

Angel Cookies II

These cookies literally melt in your mouth. They are white, but can be tinted with food coloring in pastel colors if desired. They are irresistable.

2-3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
4 cups confectioners' sugar
2-1/4 teaspoons salt
3 cups shortening
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 ounces chopped walnuts

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.

Recipe makes about one pound.

Roll dough on floured counter into 1-1/2 inch cylinders. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes until firm enough to slice.

Preheat oven to 350-degrees. 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.

Bake cookies at 350-degrees for ten minutes. Cookies should be white, if they turn brown reduce the cooking time.

Recipe makes six dozen cookies.

Nutrition Information per Two Cookies:
Calories 259
Protein 1g
Total Fat 19g
Sodium 146mg
Cholesterol 0mg
Carbohydrates 21g
Fiber 0g

Did You Know?

Walnuts can alleviate symptoms of fatigue! A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that alphalinolenic acid found in walnuts can boost energy and relieve depression symptoms.

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