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Eggnog Angels

Makes: 48 servings Yield: about 48 (3-inch) or 16 (5-inch) angel cookies
Prep 40 mins Chill 2 hrs Bake 375°F 7 mins to 9 mins
Eggnog Angels
Ingredients
  • 2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 3/4  cup  granulated sugar
  • 3/4  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground nutmeg
  • 2/3  cup  butter, cut up
  • 1  beaten egg
  • 2  tablespoons  milk
  • 2/3 - 1  cup  crushed hard candies
  •  Edible glitter (optional)
  • 1  recipe Powdered Sugar Icing (see recipe below) (optional)
Directions

1. In a bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and nutmeg. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until pieces are size of small peas. Make a well in center. Mix together egg and milk; add all at once to flour mixture. Using a wooden spoon, stir until dough is moistened. Gently knead in bowl until combined.* Divide dough in half. Cover and chill about 2 hours.

2. Line a cookie sheet with foil; set aside. On a lightly floured surface, roll half of the dough at a time to 1/8-inch thickness (keep remaining dough refrigerated). Using a 3- or 5-1/2-inch angel-shaped cookie cutter, cut out dough. Place angels 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheet.

3. If making 3-inch angels, cut a bell from center of angle using a 1-1/2-inch bell-shaped cookie cutter. If making 5-1/2-inch angels, cut 2 bells from bottom of angel using a 1-1/2-inch bell-shaped cookie cutter. Fill bell cutouts with crushed candies, using about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon candy per bell. If desired, sprinkle with edible glitter.

4. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are firm and lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool. If desired, decorate angels by piping on Powdered Sugar Icing. Makes about 48 (3-inch) or 16 (5-inch) angel cookies.

Powdered Sugar Icing::

5. In a small bowl stir together 1 cup sifted powdered sugar and enough milk (about 2 to 3 teaspoons) to make icing of piping consistency.

From the Test Kitchen
  • To prepare dough using a large food processor, place flour, sugar, baking powder, and nutmeg in the food processor bowl. Cover and process until mixed. Add pieces of butter. Cover and process with several on/off turns until the mixture forms fine crumbs. Mix egg and milk; add to flour mixture. Cover and process until mixture is just moistened. Continue as above, beginning at Step 2.
Nutrition Facts (Eggnog Angels)
  • Servings Per Recipe 48,
  • cal. (kcal) 63,
  • Fat, total (g) 3,
  • chol. (mg) 11,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 9,
  • fiber (g) 0,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 34,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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