One of my favorite cookies pre-GAPS was Angel Wings. While I have tried to make a healthier version they still contain processed sugars. Memories are important!
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!
How To Make Angel Wings Cookies
Blend the pastry ingredients very well. Pat dough into a greased 13 x 9 inch pan. Bake 15 minutes until firm.
Spread the filling ingredients on the pastry. Bake for 25 minutes.
When cool, ice with the following:
1 ½ c powdered sugar - thin with lemon juice until a good spreading consistency is achieved.
Cut into diamond shapes.
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- 2 eggs - beaten
- 1 ½ cups brown sugar
- 1 ½ cups chopped pecans
- 2 tablespoon flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
- 6 tablespoon or more lemon juice
Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy
Beat in egg and vanilla
Add flour and salt.
Blend very well.
Pat dough into a greased 13 x 9 inch pan.
Bake 15 minutes until firm.
Mix all ingredients for filling together.
Spread over the baked and crust
Bake at 350F for 25 minutes.
Allow to cool.
Thin powdered sugar with enough lemon juice until a good spreading consistency is achieved and pour over the angel wings.Cut into diamond shapes - Serve and Enjoy!