Apricot Tea Cookies
Total TimePrep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.
MakesAbout 4 dozen
- 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
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 4 teaspoons water
- 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 Facts2 each: 141 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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!
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!
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. ;)
Dec 20, 2011
I have tried these twice and they fall apart in baking . I don't see how the two ends seal ???
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.