Apricot Cream Cheese Drops Recipe
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Apricot Cream Cheese Drops Recipe

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This treasured recipe is from a favorite aunt. Her soft, rich cookies have a yummy apricot flavor, but you could substitute strawberry, pineapple or raspberry preserves if you prefer.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons milk
  • Ground nuts or sweetened shredded coconut

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 85 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter, cream cheese, apricot preserves, brown sugar and milk until blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to cream cheese mixture and mix well.
  2. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. For frosting, in a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, apricot preserves, butter and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Spread over cooled cookies. Sprinkle with nuts or coconut. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Apricot Cream Cheese Drops in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2003, p44

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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puffybloomers User ID: 1501090 69105
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

"they are just ok. the cinnamon is overpowering,use less"

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