Angel Sugar Crisp Cookies

Roz Blair


This delicious (and crisp) cookies are part of my yearly Christmas goodies for gift giving.

I've been making these cookies since I was a teenager (which was a long time ago)! I dress them up at Christmas with red and green sugar but you could vary the sugar for any occasion with different colored sugar (or use just good old granulated)! :-)

pinch tips: Parchment Paper Vs Wax Paper



4 dozen


10 Min


10 Min


1/2 c
unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c
vegetable shortening
1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c
granulated sugar
1 large
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
cream of tartar
1/2 tsp
1/2 c
additional granulated sugar (for rolling)

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

Cream butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.

Sift flour. Resift with baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture. Blend until well combined.

Roll dough into 1" balls and roll tops (or entire dough ball) in additional sugar. Place sugar side up on prepared cookie sheets.

Bake 10 minutes or until light brown on bottoms. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Yield: 4 dozen

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #crisp, #sugar