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Apricot Coconut Cookies

 Apricot Coconut Cookies
"These fancy, chewy cookies are made without eggs," notes Sara Kennedy of Manassas, Virginia. "Our son's allergy got me searching for treats he can enjoy...and we love them, too."
18 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons milk

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and baking powder. Cut in
  • butter and cream cheese until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add
  • coconut and preserves; mix well.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to
  • wire racks to cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, combine all the glaze ingredients. Spoon over
  • cookies. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 159 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 114 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.