Vanilla and Mocha Angel Wings

This "heavenly" recipe uses espresso for that java taste.

Vanilla and Mocha Angel Wings
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
3-1/2 to 4 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup powdered sugar

  • 4 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour

  • Powdered sugar

Mocha Wings

  • 1 cup butter

  • ¾ cup powdered sugar

  • 1 ⅔ cup all-purpose flour

  • cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder or instant coffee crystals

  • 4 teaspoon vanilla

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • cocoa powder


  1. Line two baking sheets with parchment; set aside. In mixing bowl beat butter on medium to high for 30 seconds. Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; beat until well-combined. Beat in as much flour as you can. Stir in remaining flour. If necessary, chill dough 30 minutes or until easy to handle.

  2. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Shape dough in 1-inch balls, then pinch and shape balls into crescents. Place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.

  3. Bake 12 to 13 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Cool 1 minute on sheets. Transfer to wire racks to cool. Roll or lightly dust cooled cookies with powdered sugar. Makes 3-1/2 to 4 dozen cookies.

Mocha Wings

  1. Prepare as above except increase powdered sugar to 3/4 cup. Reduce flour to 1 2/3 cups. Add cocoa powder and espresso powder with the flour. Bake 8 to 9 minutes. Lightly dust with additional cocoa powder.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

71 Calories
4g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 71
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 9mg 0%
Folate, total 12.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.