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Angel Crisps Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Angel Crisps

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"It's a great recipe if you like sugar cookies. Easy to make and they go fast in my house."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven, or until light brown. Cool on wire racks, and store in an airtight container.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 29, 2010

Simple and delicious! Not as flat as I imagined but who cares. I took suggestions and lowered the temp to 400F and placed the rack on the 2nd from top position. 7.5 minutes was perfect, they were just about to burn at 8 minutes. Used a small cookie scoop. Rolled them into balls and dipped the whole thing in sugar. I skipped the water step. I flattened them slightly before baking. Next time I'll try rolling in cinnamon sugar. This recipe is a keeper! P.S. Use a parchment lined sheet. I wouldn't never bake anything on an unlined sheet unless you like scrubbing.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 02, 2005

I don't think the temperature/timing is correct for this recipe.


36 Ratings

Dec 16, 2004

These are very much like what my husband's grandmother used to make. To keep the bottoms from browning too much we bake them on the third from the bottom rack instead of the middle one.

Jul 29, 2004

I cannot believe that more people have not tried and/or rated this recipe. I would give it ten stars if I is so good!!!! I think I make them about every other week and every time I bring them somewhere I have SEVERAL people ask for the recipe. These will definitely be a favorite for anyone who tries, in my opinion. Thanks for the recipe:-)

Apr 05, 2007

This is the first recipe I ever got off of this site because it was easy and I was in 7th grade at the time, I'm now graduating college and still making these

Dec 27, 2004

I'm so glad I found this recipe. It's like a sugar cookie. But it sooo soft and good! I had more than one person ask for the recipe.

Aug 29, 2002

I have been looking for a light and crisp sugar cookie, and this one is wonderful!

Apr 11, 2011

These were very tastey and fluffy! I would read comments before making them. I put them in at 400 degrees for 8 minutes for an electric stove. gas ranges I would increase the temp and keep an eye on them. they do leave a small after taste but it doesn't take away from how delicious they are when eating them, just drink something after :D


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  • Calories
  • 82 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 4.2 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 66 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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