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  • Christmas Cookies

    Posted by Sgt. Mom on December 11th, 2013 (All posts by )

    Pecan Angel Cookies – packed in a tin for delivery

    (This year my daughter and I decided to afflict our neighbors with Christmas cookies again – in years past we have done herb vinegars and oils, pickles and preserves and home-made cheeses and bread.)

    Pecan Angel Slices
    (from Joy of Cooking – 1975 Edition)
    Cream together until well-blended: ½ cup butter and ¼ cup sugar
    Beat in well: 1 egg and ½ teasp vanilla
    Combine and add to the above: 1 ¼ cup sifted flour and 1/8 teasp salt

    Pat dough evenly into a greased 9×12 inch pan and bake at 350° for fifteen minutes. Remove from oven.

    Combine: 2 beaten eggs, 1 ½ cup brown sugar, ½ cup flaked cocoanut, 1 cup chopped pecans, 2 Tbsp. flour, ½ teasp double acting baking powder, ½ teasp salt and 1 teasp vanilla.
    Pour over cookie layer and return to oven for 25 minutes

    Combine 1 ½ cup sifted confectioner’s sugar with sufficient lemon juice to make a smooth, runny glaze. Pour over warm cookie/pecan/coconut layer and allow to set.

    When cool, cut into bars or squares. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays … and bon appetite!


    5 Responses to “Christmas Cookies”

    1. Jonathan Says:


    2. Joe Wooten Says:

      My blood sugar spiked just looking at the picture. Does anyone have a drool bucket?

    3. Sgt. Mom Says:

      *here* (hands Joe the drool bucket) They are very good, and very rich; the perfect combination of butter cookie, eggy-sweet coconut and pecan … and the tang of lemon glaze. One of our neighbors said they weren’t able to control themselves – they ate them all in 24 hours.

    4. Gringo Says:

      Sounds tasty. Will try. Last year I tried Neoneocon’s lebkuchen. Delicious.

    5. Sgt. Mom Says:

      That reminds me; I will have to try out Neo’s lebkuchen sometime…