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12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies Week #8 – Angel Cookies

I cant believe we are at week 8 of 12 WOCC.

4 more short weeks before all the fun ends. I am starting to miss it already. Geez.

Anyway, for week 8, i send forth these Christmas Angels.

And while these angels will not carol your homes with melodious Christmas songs, they will at least fill your stomachs.

These angels have Pretzel Wings,

U know what kind of pretzels i am talking about right?

Yup, THAT kind of pretzels. While these are so very easy to find in the States, these are a rare breed in Indonesia. I had to rummage through the shelves of  a couple of supermarkets before i found a bag of these. They are not cheap either, being imported and all. But i must say, they are pretty worth it. I really love how they  gave these angels wings to fly.

Well, not literally fly of course. That would be freaky.

That’s my messy workspace btw, there are lots of unrelated items, but i just placed them there and created a mess. A cute mess with happy colours.

LOL, anyways, as you can see, these angels are pretty easy to put together, involving with just the usual suspects of butter cookies, coloured cookie frostings and some decorative sugars.

I got the idea from Betty Crocker. I think the creative juices behind the Betty Crocker team is simply wonderful. *love*.

Okay, i am done writing this post,let’s get angelic already!

Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons Betty Crocker® yellow sugar
2 tablespoons Betty Crocker® blue sugar
96 small pretzel twists
2 tablespoons sliced almonds
1 tube (4.25 oz) Betty Crocker® yellow decorating icing
1 tube (4.25 oz) Betty Crocker® pink decorating icing
  1. In large bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Add sugar; beat until creamy, scraping bowl frequently. Stir in milk, vanilla, almond extract and salt. Stir in flour until well mixed.
  2. Measure 1/2 cup of dough into resealable food-storage plastic bag; refrigerate. Divide remaining dough in half; roll each into a 6-inch log. Roll 1 log in yellow sugar; roll other log in blue sugar. Wrap logs separately in plastic wrap or waxed paper. Chill until firm, at least 2 hours.
  3. Heat oven to 350°F. For each cookie, place 2 pretzels with flat sides touching on ungreased large cookie sheets, 3 inches apart. Cut dough into 48 (1/4-inch) slices. (If dough cracks, allow to sit at room temperature a few minutes.) To make angel body, fold in opposite sides at top of each slice to make triangular-shaped body; place each slice on top of 2 pretzels, so double rounds of pretzels form angel wings at each side. Press lightly into pretzels. Using reserved dough from plastic bag, roll 1/2 teaspoon dough into ball; place on top for head of each angel. Press 2 sliced almonds into dough to make song book. Repeat to make 48 cookies.
  4. Bake 11 to 14 minutes or until edges are firm and just begin to brown. Cool 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  5. Pipe yellow icing on cooled cookies to make eyes and hair. Use pink decorating icing to draw mouths. Let stand until frosting is set.
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  1. DG
    November 18, 2010 at 7:50 am

    By looking at your Angel cookies really cheers me up🙂 You are really talented!

  2. November 18, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    These are very cute! Love how you used the pretzels to make the wings.

  3. November 18, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Aw, how adorable! And the pretzel wings are quite brilliant- I would have never thought of that.

  4. November 18, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Hahah they are so cute! What a fun idea to use pretzels as wings!

  5. November 19, 2010 at 1:14 am

    What a fun and cute idea. They’re almost too pretty to eat (almost).

  6. November 19, 2010 at 7:43 am

    These are really cute … thanks for sharing!

  7. Pam
    November 19, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    These are adorable! I always want to make cute cookies to dress up my trays and yet I never seem to do it! I am definitely going to be bookmarking these!

  8. November 19, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    These look like a perfectly delicious craft to do with the kids! Thanks!🙂

  9. November 19, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    How cute!

  10. November 19, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Oh my goodness! These are super cute!

  11. November 19, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    I think your angels are Heavenly! :-)) That’s funny – my recipe this week is also from Betty Crocker. From 1956! LOL!

  12. November 19, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Your little angels are adorable!!!!

  13. November 20, 2010 at 12:22 am

    ohh my word are these angels adorable. I might just have to make them.

    xo

  14. November 20, 2010 at 4:00 am

    These are really cute! Great job!

  15. November 20, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Genius! love the pretzels for the wings!

  16. November 21, 2010 at 1:05 am

    OH my!!! these are so cute!! Love them!

  17. November 21, 2010 at 1:17 am

    These are absolutely adorable!

  18. November 23, 2010 at 10:47 am

    OMG! These are the most adorable Christmas Cookies I have ever seen!!

  19. Sue
    November 25, 2010 at 6:02 am

    Your angels are precious! Love their wings:)

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