December 17, 2010

Angel Pillows

I made Angel Pillows to include in Christmas gift treats this year.  They're one of three things I decided to make.  I thought how pretty to make an all-white treat package!  Very wintery! 

Makes: about 28 cookies
Prep: 30 minutes Bake: 12 minutes per batch Cool: 5 minutes



  • 1-1/2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  cup  powdered sugar
  • 1/4  cup  cornstarch
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1  cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/4  cup sugar for rolling


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a food processor, combine flour, powdered sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Cover and process until combined.
2. Add vanilla extract to the flour mixture; add butter. Cover and process with several on/off pulses until mixture starts to cling, stopping once to scrape down side of bowl. Gather mixture into a ball.
3. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake in the preheated oven about 12 minutes or just until edges start to brown. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool for 5 minutes.
5. Place sugar in a small bowl. While still warm, roll cookies in sugar to coat. Cool completely on wire rack.

Makes about 28 cookies.

To Store: Layer cookies between waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Original recipe from Better Homes and Gardens    (I tweaked it a bit.)

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