Angel Wings

One of my favorite cookies pre-GAPS diet was Angel Wings.

I say pre-GAPS because as you probably already know, the GAPS diet does not allow any processed sugar. Honey is allowed since it is a monosaccharide and easier to digest but not process sugars.

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I eat things just for taste and although the healthiness of the foods I eat are important, there are times when I just want a particular taste. That is the way I feel about Angel Wings! They are a holiday cookie that have a particular flavor. While I have tried to make a healthier version by converting some of the ingredients, Angel Wings just do not taste the same. So, since this is a recipe from John’s mother (who made them only at Christmas time), I decided it was too sacred to tamper with – it now falls into the 80/20 Rule and I just don’t worry about it!

Please don’t get me wrong, I am not at all flippant about the foods I eat or feed my family. After all, I have experienced first hand the healing power of REAL food! I know Angel Wings don’t fall into the traditional foods category but, they are a taste from John’s childhood and memories are important to preserve!

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 Angel Wings

Preheat oven to 3050F.

Pastry Crust:

Cream together until fluffy:

Beat in:

Combine and add:

Blend very well.
Pat dough into a greased 13 x 9 inch pan.
Bake 15 minutes until firm.

Spread with the following mixture:

  •  2 eggs – beaten
  • 1 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 c chopped pecans 
  • 2 Tbsp flour 
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Bake for 25 minutes.

When cool, ice with the following:
1 1/2 c powdered sugar – thin with lemon juice until a good spreading consistency is achieved.
Cut into diamond shapes.


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