Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Recipe: Angeletti

I was going to go to a friend's place for a Bachelorette girls night, and I didn't want to come over empty-handed. So I looked up "unique cookie recipes," and I found this recipe for Angeletti on Real Simple. I'm sure there's some history as to why these sprinkle cookies are called that, but let's just say they're fit for angels.


8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
½ cup granulated sugar
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for rolling the dough
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon kosher salt

1⅓ cups confectioners’ sugar
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons multicolored nonpareil sprinkles, for decoration (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 375° F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the butter, granulated sugar, vanilla, and eggs until blended. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix until just combined (do not over-mix).
  3. With floured hands, roll level tablespoonfuls of the dough into balls and place on parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing them 2 inches apart. Bake until puffed and the bottoms are pale golden, 7 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.
  4. Make the glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners’ sugar, 2 tablespoons water, and the vanilla until the mixture forms a thick but pourable glaze (add more water if necessary).
  5. Dip the top of each cookie into the glaze and let set, rounded side up, on a rack set over a piece of parchment paper. Sprinkle with non-pareils, if using. Allow the glaze to set, about 20 minutes. Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
These cookies are quite yummy! I didn't bother flouring my hands when rolling the dough; it's pretty easy to make roughly-shaped round balls for the cookies. And I will say that I had to add A LOT more water to make the glaze even somewhat of a liquid, but I did end up with some extra icing, so...not sure I got quite the right balance.

I'm not sure why the recipe says the sprinkles are optional: those are what make these cookies!

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