Angel Wings

13 Jun

If you are wondering what Angel Wings are then you surely grew up in America. Angel Wings is Plamiers, they are light, flaky and melt in you mouth cookies. I grew up eating Angel Wings for evening tea time. We got them from the local bakery shop that made all the baked goodies both savory and sweet. Pastries shops are a newer thing in Goa.

This goan classic has a bit of a twist. I love roasted nuts in my desserts and sweets but I don’t enjoy them much as a snack. My take on this recipe was to add roasted almonds and to reduce the amount of sugar. If you are allergic to nuts just skip them. It’s the easiest cookie to make.



  • 1 pack or 2 sheets of frozen puff pastry thawed overnight in the refrigerator
  • 8 tbsp of granulated sugar
  • 6 tbsp of almond meal (optional)
  • 8 tbsp of almonds crushed lightly



Preheat the oven to 400 degree F and lightly spray two cookie sheets or add parchment paper.

Spread out each puff pastry sheet at a time leave one in the refrigerator while working with the other. Sprinkle almond flour then crushed almonds and finally the granulated sugar. Then gently use a rolling-pin to roll the sugar and almonds into the dough.

From each end roll the sheet to the middle. Lightly press the together. Wrap it with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for 15 to 20 minutes till a bit firm. With a sharp knife cut into 1/4″ thick .

Lay the slice and gently flatten the cookie to look likes wings. It may be a little out of shape don’t worry they will bake right.

Bake till light golden brown for about 10-12 minutes. Turn them over and bake for another 5-7 minutes. Be watchful as they easily burn.

Once out of the oven you can sprinkle more granulated sugar if you like.


Enjoy with a nice hot cup of tea or coffee. You can check out more Goan Recipes here.


41 Responses to “Angel Wings”

  1. Chitra Jagadish June 13, 2014 at 5:04 pm #

    Very good recipes and remember hearts biscuits in india

    • Nandini June 13, 2014 at 5:06 pm #

      Thank you Chitra :-). Yeah I guess it is the same if I am not mistaken. In Goa we called it Angel Wings.

  2. Aruna Panangipally June 13, 2014 at 5:37 pm #

    Aka Little Hearts in India… ๐Ÿ™‚ Lovely!

    • Nandini June 13, 2014 at 5:39 pm #

      Yeah…that’s right Aruna. For my weekend chai ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. healthracer June 13, 2014 at 6:06 pm #

    Great recipe. My mom used to take my sister and I to Chinese buffets, and this was always her favorite dessert. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nandini June 13, 2014 at 6:11 pm #

      Thanks, that’s so nice to know ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. indusinternationalkitchen June 13, 2014 at 6:30 pm #

    i love these! And had been meaning to try these sometime. thanks for ur recipe! I like the addition of almonds!

    • Nandini June 13, 2014 at 6:35 pm #

      Thanks Indu :-). I made it for the first time a couple weeks back.

  5. DetoxMama June 13, 2014 at 7:54 pm #

    How beautiful!

  6. Godless Cranium June 13, 2014 at 10:24 pm #

    That looks delicious!

    • Nandini June 13, 2014 at 10:49 pm #

      Thanks a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. eatdirtcake June 13, 2014 at 11:35 pm #

    I love these! My mom calls them elephant ears. But to be honest, angel wings sounds nicer ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nandini June 14, 2014 at 7:48 am #

      Thanks Eliza, I too found out writing this post that it has many names ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. My Kitchen Moments June 13, 2014 at 11:57 pm #

    The little hearts biscuits !!! Love it… In fact i remember eating so many of these little hearts during my school days ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nandini June 14, 2014 at 7:51 am #

      Aiswarya, that it so true :-). It brings back childhood memories to a lot of us.

  9. Melissa @ The Glen House June 14, 2014 at 1:57 am #

    I’m off to take the emergency puff pastry out of the freezer!!

    • Nandini June 14, 2014 at 7:51 am #

      Sounds like a good idea Melissa. I’ll come over ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Cook it fit June 14, 2014 at 2:23 am #

    I love them so I will try them very soooon! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers, Crys

    • Nandini June 14, 2014 at 7:52 am #

      Let me know how it goes Crys ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. deelightfullyveg June 14, 2014 at 2:47 am #

    Oh this totally reminded me of Little Hearts and this looks so much better! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nandini June 14, 2014 at 7:57 am #

      Awww… thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. The Weekend Baker June 14, 2014 at 6:09 am #

    I’ve never heard them called Angel wings but that’s such a lovely name for them. I know them as Elephant ears or palmiers and absolutely love them. It’s hard to stop at one- they’re so addictive. Yours look gorgeous and the addition of almonds sounds fabulous.

    • Nandini June 14, 2014 at 8:21 am #

      That is so true ๐Ÿ™‚ if you see them lying around you can’t help but to eat them. Thank you so much.

  13. Loretta June 14, 2014 at 6:14 am #

    Ahh yes I remember angel wings very well. Yours looks addictive :). I’ve got to try some of your other Goan recipes seeing as my folks hailed from Goa too.

    • Nandini June 14, 2014 at 8:22 am #

      Thanks Loretta, let me know how it goes:-)

  14. Corina June 15, 2014 at 4:21 pm #

    They look beautiful and angel wings is a lovely name for them.

    • Nandini June 15, 2014 at 6:30 pm #

      Thank You so much Corina. I too love the name ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. charlypriest June 16, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

    ha, Iยดm from Spain but lived in the U.S for half of my life, and that was the first half but I still remember those angels. That was fun to see again, brought some good memories.

    • Nandini June 16, 2014 at 7:09 pm #

      That is awesome to know Charly that it brought good old memories ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. thebrookcook June 18, 2014 at 3:31 am #

    Perfection! I love your addition of the nuts too!

  17. mumjd June 20, 2014 at 2:52 am #

    Will have to give these a try. I love anything almond

    • Nandini June 20, 2014 at 5:03 pm #

      That is awesome to know ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. camparigirl June 20, 2014 at 6:40 pm #

    And in Italy they are called little hands (manine)!

    • Nandini June 21, 2014 at 7:05 am #

      Oh wow! That is so nice to know. I learnt something new. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Cteavin June 24, 2014 at 4:56 pm #

    Angel wings for a devil’s behind. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    When I get back in my gym routine these are on my list.

    • Nandini June 24, 2014 at 6:02 pm #

      Wonder if the devil is going to want them :-). Sounds like a great plan.

  20. Ahila June 30, 2014 at 7:25 pm #

    These look so pretty. Have bookmarked it and will let you know if I try it out, Nandini ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nandini June 30, 2014 at 7:31 pm #

      Thanks Ahila! will be definitely looking forward to your feedback ๐Ÿ™‚


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