Apricot Tea Cookies Recipe
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Apricot Tea Cookies Recipe

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It just wouldn't be Christmas without these dainty melt-in-your-mouth cookies of my platter! Filled with apricots and drizzles with frosty glaze, they couldn't be more delectable.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1-1/4 cups chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons orange juice
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 teaspoons water

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 141 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt. Cut in cream cheese and butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add sour cream, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the filling ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Uncover; simmer 7-9 minutes longer or until most of the liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally. Cool.
  3. Divide dough in half. On a well-floured surface, roll out each portion into a 10-in. square; cut each into 2-in. squares. Place about 1/2 teaspoon of filling in the center of each square. Bring two opposite corners of square to the center; pinch firmly to seal.
  4. Place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 18-20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Combine the glaze ingredients; drizzle over cooled cookies. Yield: About 4 dozen.
Originally published as Apricot Tea Cookies in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2004, p42

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KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 234065
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2015

"I've made these cookies several times over the years and they are a family favorite. The pastry is delicious. I started using Solo Apricot cake & Pastry filling, which saves me time, tastes great, and doesn't leak out of the cookies while baking. I occasionally substitute a dusting of Confectioners sugar for the glaze. Always delicious!"

ebramkamp User ID: 702841 136463
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2014

"These are one of my favorite cookies. They are a melt in your mouth buttery goodness. I have made them using apricot, strawberry and raspberry jams and apricot is our personal favorite. I love these!"

Miraoli User ID: 7368454 83983
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2013

"Although I just used the sour cream I had on hand, these turned out fabulous! My husband and sister loved them.

There is a coupon for $1 off any two boxes of celestial seasonings tea here:
It would go great with these tea cookies. ;)"

emasny User ID: 1848836 65459
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"I have tried these twice and they fall apart in baking . I don't see how the two ends seal ???"

cbea57 User ID: 4580410 83980
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"My family and friends enjoy this pastry very much. I make it part of my cookie exchange. It is light and flaky. I have made it with an apple filling as well and it tastes just as good."

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