Angel Pillows

"Very popular with children! Another recipe I've been using for many, many years. A family favorite!"
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Ready In:
2 dozen




  • Heat oven to 350*.
  • Grease a baking sheet and set aside.
  • Cream 1/2 C crisco, the cream cheese, and milk in medium bowl until well blended.
  • Beat in brown sugar and mix in 1/2 C preserves.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Mix into creamed mixture.
  • Stir in coconut and drop 2 Tbsp of dough into a mound on baking sheet to form each cookie.
  • Place 2" apart and bake for 14 minutes.
  • Cool for 1 minute and remove cookies to cooling rack.
  • Cool completely before frosting.
  • For frosting, combine frosting ingredients in small bowl.
  • Beat until well blended.
  • Frost cooled cookies and sprinkle each with coconut.
  • HINT: Also try peach or pineapple preserves!

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  1. I made these cookies for the cookie jar bake-off. The taste on these was just awesome! I did leave out the coconut because my husband will not eat it, but he loves apricots. These were nice and light and delicate tasting. I think these would be good without the frosting even. Now that said I would definitely not recommend leaving out the coconut as my cookies spread out a bit too much with nothing to "bulk" them up and were not very pretty. However, that is my fault -- not the recipes. I would certainly make these again when I need a cookie to take somwhere leaving the coconut in. Great recipe. Thanks for posting.


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