Yes Sarah, it’s true. We don’t have to travel far to find angels with hearts of gold. Especially at this time of year.
One walked in my front door this morning.
After she said hello, she went straight to the kitchen. Without a word, she opened the cookie jar, grabbed a freshly made Angel Kiss and gave one to her niece who was with her.
“Here try this. It’s Nancy’s Christmas baking,” she said to her niece.
She popped the cookie in her mouth and broke into a beautiful smile.
“Will you teach me how to make these things?” She asked with wonder in her eye. “I just love them.”
So for my dear friend and all of you, here is my simple recipe for Angel Kisses.
Artwork by Ava
2 eggs whites at room temperature
8 tablespoons white granulated sugar (superfine if you have it)
Preheat oven to 250° F. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Beat eggs whites until stiff but not too dry. Then add sugar, SLOWLY, a tablespoon at a time, beating constantly. Add the vanilla about half way through the beating.
The eggs white should now stand up in little peaks, like angel wings. Drop the mixture by teaspoonfuls on the prepared cookie sheet. Sprinkle with stardust (coloured sugar.)
Bake for about an hour until they are a very pale golden. WATCH carefully (timing depends on the size.)
Turn OFF the oven and leave the cookies in the oven to dry out for two or three hours.
Enjoy the season. It’s the time to look for hearts of gold, and angels. I’ll look forward to your stories and comments.