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Angel Sugar Cookies: Sometimes a simple, old-fashioned sugar cookie is the best way to feed the soul.

These melt in your mouth cookies are perfect with a cup of coffee or tea, a lovely hostess gift or treat for your family!

Angel Sugar Cookies with a cup of hot tea

Angel Sugar Cookies

There was a miserable week back in February when nobody was eating. Katie was fighting a stomach virus, Bill was post-op, and we had just lost our sweet pup, Lambeau. We had homemade soups in the fridge to sustain us, but our appetites were lacking.

Slowly things improved. And I felt like baking. I turned to Danielle, my sweet blogger friend, for inspiration…and found a recipe for these melt in your mouth Angel Sugar Cookies.

Two Angel Sugar Cookies on a small white plate with a cup of tea

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

We all love those iced cut out sugar cookies, but they can take half a day to cut, bake and frost. Great for the holidays, but it’s nice to have an everyday, simple sugar cookie.

Sweet and crumbly, these Amish sugar cookies were perfect with my afternoon tea…or with a big glass of milk. These super easy, vanilla-flavored sugar cookies, are rolled in sugar and pressed flat with a jelly jar glass. Old fashioned and comforting. Just what we needed.

To see Danielle’s version, check out her post.

Angel Sugar Cookies

Angel Sugar Cookies

Old fashioned, melt in your mouth sugar cookies!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 41 minutes
Yield 36 cookies


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar plus extra for rolling
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar


  1. Preheat oven to 350ΒΊ. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Beat together eggs, oil, butter, sugars, and vanilla.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Cover and refrigerate dough one hour.
  4. Using a cookie scoop, scoop mounds of dough. Roll into spheres then roll in sugar. Place on lined baking sheet, leaving room between cookies for spreading.
  5. Press down with a glass to flatten each dough ball. Note that Danielle and Ree made very thin, crispy cookies and I made mine a little thicker. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, until cookies are just barely turning brown.


Recipe adapted from Pioneer Woman via Hugs and Cookies.

Total time does not include chilling time.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0 Total Fat: 0g
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42 comments on “Angel Sugar Cookies”

  1. Awww. So glad you are out of the woods, Liz. Although I am aware the loss of a pet takes a bit of time to heal…Your family is lucky to have your angelic assistance and your angel cookies! (Which do look to be simply fantastic!)

  2. The cookies are nice and homey:@)

  3. I am glad things are looking up! Weeks like that are the worst.
    These sugar cookies definitely would help a bad week! So simple and perfect! Pinning

  4. Melt in your mouth cookies sounds just about right now. These look heavenly!

  5. What a perfect pick-me-up! These look fantasticly delicious!

  6. OMG these look so soft and chewy!!! But still dense, just the way I like my sugar cookies! These will be immediately pinned and they have just forced there way to the top of the sugar cookie bake-list!

  7. What a month for you and your family, Liz. I can’t believe how many serious, heavy, sad things you were all dealing with. Thankfully, your love for each other as a family and the incredible food you make (like these beautiful cookies) helped get you through it. Cookies always make life better πŸ™‚

  8. These just have a way of hitting the right spot. They look like the cookies from paradise bakery.. Glad things are doing better!

  9. These cookies look light and delicious — just like an angel cake. I love the fact that they are accompanied by a little cup of coffee (cafezinho, as we say in Brazil).

  10. I’m glad to hear things are perking up in your household. These cookies look like a fine way to break back in to baking.

  11. These are exactly what I would want for comfort food cookies! I love sugar cookies, and these look like really good ones.

  12. Yummy ookies with healing powers! Glad your family is doing better.

  13. Liz, With a name like angel cookies, it sounds like a guilt-free cookie to me! Love the white and sugary look of these cookies. Had to pin these!

  14. I’m glad things are looking up and I’m so sorry to hear about your sweet pup. Hope everyone is on the mend, Liz. Cookies have healing powers & these look heavenly!

  15. These sound delicious and comforting. I sure hope your husband is recovering well and your daughter is back to normal. I hope March is a better month for you.

  16. What a lovely, classy and simple cookie, which would surely lift the spirits. I’d love to dip one in my espresso.

  17. Glad to know that things are looking better now, Liz. These simple cookies look fantastic.

  18. Gorgeous vanilla cookies, they are so fluffy and lovely!

    Choc Chip Uru

  19. So glad things are looking up for you, these cookies look scrumptious!

  20. What an aweful month Liz…! We ‘re sorry for Lambeau too. We know how you feel loosing your dog. Things will get better though. Our warmest wishes for a better rest of 2014!:)
    Oh, and the cookies…look absolutely amazing!

  21. The cookies look like made by angels…or at least one! πŸ™‚ ela

  22. Liz, melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness – what a perfect cookie treat with that afternon cup of tea or coffe – I would love to make these for the kids, the recipe sounds absolutely fabulous!

  23. I think I might as well eat a whole bunch of these delicious cookies with my cup of chocolate!

  24. I am glad things are starting to look up Liz. These sugar cookies sound like they would be great for lifting your mood and spirits up πŸ™‚

  25. they look like the perfect sugar cookie! I cant’ wait to try it and so glad you are doing better!

  26. They look so soft and amazing.

  27. i love sugar cookies!

  28. These cookies look perfect. I would love to reach through the screen and grab one!

  29. Happy to hear things are getting better for you, such sweet and lovely cookies πŸ™‚

  30. You know what? That’s why – deep inside me – I am against having a pet in my home. I’ve lost so many precious pets when I was a little girl and that really broke my heart. I’m so sorry for your loss and I am happy that everything is -somehow- going back to normal. Your cookies look very delicious.

  31. The simplest things can be the best. My husband would die for these basic sugar cookies. Those are his favorite.

  32. Lizzy,
    It takes a while to get past the loss of a dog but it’s such a joy when we have them. I hope you and your hubby are doing well. I’m sure these cookies would help in any situation. Delicious.

  33. Liz, so sorry about your sweet dog. Such a loss at any time, but especially in the middle of the other … Hope Katie and Bill are well. This is just the sort of cookie I like with a nice cup of tea.

  34. They’re so fluffy!

  35. These look very comforting. They look a lot like shortbread too. So perfect with a tea or coffee. I do hope everyone by now has fully recovered xx

  36. The cookies look picture perfect! The sugar kiss look is so tempting πŸ˜€

  37. Losing a pet is so hard, isn’t it? And dealing with illness on top of it? No fun. These cookies are fun, though, and would help perk me up. Glad things are looking up, and thanks for these.

  38. Happy to hear that things are getting better. Sometimes the simplest things are the best and these cookies fit the bill.

  39. I’m glad all of your appetites improved πŸ™‚ These cookies looks fabulous πŸ˜‰

  40. There’s not much better than a simple sugar cookie. I’ve never been able to turn one down. These are great looking cookies Liz!

  41. On my way to making another batch of these delicious cookies. I don’t usually like plain sugar cookies, but these are melt-in-your mouth. Nora declared these “the best sugar cookies ever”!

    Thanks for another winner, Liz!

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