Angel Delight cookies recipe

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Our Angel Delight cookies require seven ingredients and only take 15 minutes to bake

Angel Delight Cookies
(Image credit: Anneliese Giggins)
Preparation Time30 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories310 Kcal16%
Sugars26.7 g30%
Saturated Fat7.8 g39%
Protein3.9 g8%
Fat12.8 g18%
Carbohydrates44.5 g17%

These Angel Delight cookies are quick, cheap and easy to make with kids and will be on the table in 45 minutes.

Our easy chocolate chip cookies are one of our most popular recipes but these Angel Delight cookies are bursting with flavour. We’ve used the banana flavour but feel free to experiment with other combinations. The strawberry Angel Delight could be paired with white chocolate chunks.


  • 100g butter, softened
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 sachet of banana Angel Delight
  • 70g fudge, chopped into small pieces




  1. Heat oven to 180C (160C fan, Gas 4). Line your baking trays with sheets of greaseproof paper.
  2. Now it's time to bring in your budding little chef. You can ask them to help weigh the sugar and butter into a good sized mixing bowl. Make sure the butter is super soft as it will make it so much easier for your helper to work with.
  3. When the butter and sugar have combined into a light and fluffy mixture it is time to carefully mix in the egg.
  4. Now it is time to turn your attention to the plain flour and baking powder. Carefully add to the mixing bowl to join the rest of the ingredients. You may find it a little less messy if you start off the mixing process. After a minute of mixing, you can let your child take over and they can continue to mix until all the white flour has disappeared into the mixture.
  5. Now for the really fun part: collect the packet of banana Angel Delight and pour the entire sachet into the mixing bowl. Your little one can happily mix the Angel Delight powder into the other ingredients while you chop the fudge into small pieces. Carefully add the chunks of fudge to the mixing bowl and give one final mix.
  6. The mixture is fairly firm so it's quite easy to shape into cookies with a spoon and fingers. We gathered up spoonfuls and placed heaped piles on to the awaiting trays. Then we used our fingers to press our cookies down a little. Leave a little space between your cookies as they will spread in the oven.
  7. Place your baking trays into the pre-heated oven and leave to cook for 12 to 15 minutes. When the cookies are ready they should be lightly golden brown but still soft in the centre. Leave to cool on the trays for a few minutes to firm up and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Top tips for making Angel Delight cookies

Anneliese says: “My son has a fascination for eggs and loves to help crack them. If your helper is keen to get in on the egg action, it might be an idea to crack it into a separate bowl so any stray shell can be easily picked out.”

What is Angel Delight made of?

Is a flavoured powder which is mixed with milk to form a moussy, custard-like thick creamy dessert. It is suitable for vegetarians and contains no artificial flavours or colours.

How do you make Angels Delight?

Whisk in milk and let the pudding stand for 5 minutes to thicken. The dessert is then ready to serve. 

How far in advance can I make Angel Delight?

The mixture can be assembled and kept in the fridge up to a day ahead of when you want to serve it. If you prepare it any further ahead the texture may not be as good. 

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Jessica Ransom

“Growing up the Butterscotch Angel Delight was one of my favourite weeknight treats. These cookies are a great introduction to the nostalgic treat and can easily be adapted depending on your preferred flavour.” 

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Anneliese Giggins

“It is up to you if you wish to either use an electric whisk or a wooden spoon to blend the sugar and butter together. My little boy is highly suspicious of my noisy electric whisk so we opt for the wooden spoon. It takes far more elbow grease but it is quite a calming task for a hyperactive three year old.”

A sturdy, large mixing bowl is important for any keen baker and we love this classic design from Mason Cash.

Mason Cash Ceramic Mixing Bowl, 4L, Green - View at John Lewis 

Mason Cash Ceramic Mixing Bowl, 4L, Green - View at John Lewis 

The bowl has a nice wide, shallow shape which is perfect for baking as it makes it easy for little ones to add the ingredients in for mixing. The ridged edge also makes it easy to hold onto. 

Our sugar cookies recipe is another fun bake to make with kids. These vanilla cookies can be cut to whatever shape you like and these Snickerdoodle biscuits are a classic American treat.

Anneliese Giggins
Freelance food writer

Author, writer and Mum of three, Anneliese Giggins has been creating recipes for for the past 9 years. She has also created food-related content for household names such as Daily Mail, Daily Express and Her most successful to date was how to feed a family of 4 on £20 a week

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