Christmas Angel Cookies

Christmas Angel Cookies
While I was unable to locate the source where I originally found the recipe, I was able to find a copy of it here

Ingredients -

1 1/2 cups vegetable shortening
3 cups powdered sugar
finely grated zest of 1 orange
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2 cups roasted pecans, finely chopped

Directions -
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (300°F for convection ovens).
  2. In an electric mixer, cream the shortening, powdered sugar, and orange zest for 3 minutes, scraping down the sides from time to time. Add the salt and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Using the mixer’s paddle attachment, mix in the chopped pecans. Add the flour, and mix just until it is thoroughly combined with the other ingredients.
  3. On a well-floured surface, with a well-floured rolling pin, roll out the dough 1/4” thick. Using a 1 1/2” round cookie cutter, cut out the cookies and place 1/2” apart on a cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 8 minutes, being careful not to let the cookies brown (they should still be white when you remove them from the oven). Transfer to racks and let the cookies cool completely. Store Christmas Nougat Cookies in an airtight container.
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