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Christmas Angel Cookies


1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
1 cup light brown sugar,*
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cup candied fruit, mixed
2 cup broken pecans or almonds

* firmly packed The cream cheese gives these cookies a smooth texture, while the fruits sparkle and sweeten the flavor. Nice for using the candied fruits that didn't make it into the fruit cake. Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, cream shortening and cream cheese until smooth and fluffy. Add sugars and eggs, mixing well. In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking soda and salt together. Add flour mixture to egg and sugar mixture; add vanilla. Mix well. Add candied fruit and nuts. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto lightly oiled cookie sheet and bake at 350 for about 10-12 minutes. The cookies will be just browned at the edges. Hint: You may have to mix candied fruit and nuts in with your hands; a little shortening on your fingers will keep the mixture from sticking.


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Last Updated Saturday, November 20th, 2004