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Apricot Tea Cookies

It just wouldn't be Christmas without these dainty melt-in-your-mouth apricot cookies on my platter! Filled with fruit and drizzled with frosty glaze, they couldn't be more delectable.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    About 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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
  • FILLING:
  • 1-1/4 cups chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons orange juice
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 teaspoons water

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 141 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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  • KristineChayes
    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
    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
    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:http://printablecouponsanddeals.com/2013/10/1-off-any-two-boxes-of-celestial-seasonings-tea.htmlIt would go great with these tea cookies. ;)

  • emasny
    Dec 20, 2011

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

  • wowiemary
    Dec 25, 2009

    No comment left

  • cbea57
    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.