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Apricot Crescents

When I was in college, my roommate's mother sent these flaky horns in a holiday care package. I've been making them ever since. When I mail them to my parents, I put an equal number in two tins labeled "his" and "hers" so there's no squabbling over who gets more. — Tamyra Vest, Scottsburg, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cut butter into flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat egg yolk and sour cream; add to crumb mixture and mix well. Chill several hours or overnight.
  • Divide dough into fourths. On a sugared surface, roll each portion into a 10-in. circle. Turn dough over to sugar top side. Combine preserves, coconut and pecans; spread over circles. Cut each circle into 12 wedges and roll each wedge into a crescent shape, starting at the wide end. Sprinkle with sugar.
  • Place points down 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 15-17 minutes or until set and very lightly browned. Immediately remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 76 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Darla
    Nov 15, 2019

    This is more like a tiny pie. it is not a crunchy cookie. This is my FAVORITE holiday treat. I dig out this recipe every year and I don't make it during the year because I would weigh 6 times what I do now. I cannot resist them.

  • 2124arizona
    May 6, 2017

    Love to give these for gifts at Christmas.

  • Freefoodfinder
    Jun 17, 2014

    These are rather easy to make and impossible to resist. The fun does not have to stop with apricot/walnut filling. I've used raspberry jam/coconut, dark chocolate, and fig jam. The only limit is your imagination.

  • Luija43OK
    Nov 16, 2013

    This is one my all time favorite go to recipes, when I taking cookies to impress

  • jesskate
    Dec 22, 2010

    These cookies are always on my holiday cookie list of favorites, I skip the coconut and used just jam and finley chopped nuts

  • lwinters
    Dec 31, 2008

    I was disappointed

  • pennydog
    Dec 10, 2007

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    Jun 9, 2007

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    Dec 17, 2006

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