Angel Crisps I

This is a great recipe if you like sugar cookies. These are easy to make and if you have a hungry spouse or kids, they're likely to go fast!

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar for decoration

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

In a large bowl, cream together butter, shortening, brown sugar, and 1/2-cup white sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg, and stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt; beat into the creamed mixture.

Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Dip the top half of the balls into water, then into remaining white sugar. Place sugar side up onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly.

Bake for eight to ten minutes in preheated oven, or until light brown. Cool on wire racks, and store in an airtight container.

Recipe makes four dozen.

Nutritional Information:
Calories 82
Protein 0g
Total Fat 4g
Sodium 72mg
Cholesterol 10
Carbohydrates 10g
Fiber 0

Swedish Angel Crisps

This recipe originated from Sweden somewhere near the end of the last century.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup granulated sugar for decoration

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream together the shortening, sugars, and butter until smooth. Stir in the egg and vanilla extract. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Stir into the sugar mixture.

Roll dough into walnut sized balls. Roll the balls in chopped nuts then in sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until cookies are light brown.

You can also add 1/3-cup unsweetened cocoa to this recipe. It makes the cookies taste like brownie cookies.

Recipe makes two to four dozen crisps.

Nutritional Information per Crisp:
Calories 87
Protein 1g
Total Fat 5g
Sodium 48mg
Cholesterol 10mg
Carbohydrates 10g
Fiber 0g


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