Mother and Baby

Angel Cookies

Section: Baking ideas
  • Serves: 10 cookies
  • Preparation time: 45 mins


  1. Mix together the flour, salt, baking powder, ginger and mixed spice. Heat the butter, brown sugar and golden syrup in a small pan, stirring frequently until dissolved, then allow to cool for five minutes. Stir the syrup mixture, egg yolk and milk into the dry ingredients and form into a ball of dough. Cover with plastic film and chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 C / 350F/ Gas Mark 4. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured work surface until about 5 mm / ¼ in thick.  Cut into angel shapes.  Bake the biscuits for about 12 minutes or until golden. Allow them to cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. To prepare the icing. Mix the icing sugar and water together to make a smooth paste.
  4. Spoon the icing onto the body of the angels.
  5. Stick on the yoghurt coated pretzels to make the wings.
  6. Sprinkle with the edible glitter and decorate with edible pearls and sugar snowflakes. 

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  • Author: Annabel Karmel Annabel Karmel
  • Job Title: Children's Food Expert

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She even received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her outstanding work in the field of child nutrition. 

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