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Swedish Angel Crisps

"This recipe came from my great grandmother's family who came from Sweden somewhere near the end of the last century. NOTE: You can also add 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa to this recipe. It makes the cookies taste like brownie cookies."
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servings 87 cals
Original recipe yields 48 servings (2 to 4 dozen)


  • Calories:
  • 87 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 42 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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  1. 54 Ratings

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A very nice cookie, extremely light and crisp. A few notes: make sure the nuts are very finely chopped; I also needed far more than just a half a cup to roll the cookies in. Adding the cocoa ...

Most helpful critical review

I mixed the nuts in, using 2/3 of a cup. I found the cookie just above average. Next time I would use 1 cup of nuts

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A very nice cookie, extremely light and crisp. A few notes: make sure the nuts are very finely chopped; I also needed far more than just a half a cup to roll the cookies in. Adding the cocoa ...

Makes a very delicious and tender cookie. I added chopped nuts directly to the dough and rolled in cinnamon sugar, topping with a few additional nuts. Other ideas are to top with chocolate kisse...

Fabulous. I am swedish and we also love almond anything! I used almond extract instead of vanilla. and used finally chopped almonds

this recipe is awsome!!!! i added chocolate chips insted of walnuts and rolled the balls in cinnamon sugar everyone was beging for seconds i will definatly make this recipe again

This is a very good basic cookie. I made them per the recipe, but left off the nuts as I was out. I believe they would be even better with almond extract to give them a decidedly Swedish flare....

These are one of my favorite cookies to make for Christmas. They have such a wonderful delicate flavor.

I am definitely a novice, but I'm very pleased with the results of this recipe....Now let's see what my family thinks. This is the first time I have ever baked a Christmas cookie...I used the 1...

instead of rolling the nuts on the outstide, i mixed it in on accident, but either way it was d-LiSH! everyone who has tried it loves it!!

These are simple, but delicious! Instead of walnuts, I used almonds (just personal preference) and also rolled them in cinnamon to give them more flavor. I really really like them with the cinna...