Angel Cookies

  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2¼ teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups shortening
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 ounces chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  1. Sift together flour, confectioners sugar and salt in large mixer bowl. Add the shortening, vanilla and chopped nuts. Using low speed of an electric mixer, mix all ingredients until just blended.
  2. Roll dough on floured counter into 1½ inch cylinders. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes until firm enough to slice.
  3. Preheat oven to 350º. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Remove dough from the refrigerator and slice into 3/8 inch thick slices. Place cookies on prepared cookie sheets.
  4. Bake cookies at 350º for 10 minutes. Cookies should be white; if they turn brown, reduce the cooking time.

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