Angel Cookies

  • Yield: 30 pieces

This was my grandmother's recipe. It was a family favorite. My brother always asked Granny to make these cookies when we got together for holidays and birthdays.


4-- egg whites
1pinch salt
2cups powdered sugar
1cup chopped dates
1cup chopped nuts


  1. Preheat oven to 300F.
  2. Beat egg whites with salt for 3 minutes. Add powdered sugar and beat 10 minutes. Fold in dates and nuts, and drop by tablespoons on greased and floured cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes. Watch-they burn easily. 

Tips From Our Test Kitchen: Be sure to add the dates and nuts the last minute before baking or the cookies will become flat rather than fluffy. Sprinkle colored sugar on top, if desired.

— Recipe by B.J. Brown, Oxford, Miss.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 70
  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Fat 2.5g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 10mg
  • Potassium 60mg
  • Carbohydrate 13g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 12g
  • Protein 1g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Iron 0%