Filled Apricot Cookies

Filled Apricot Cookies


"This is an excellent apricot cookie recipe and it only has 3 ingredients besides the apricot preserves. It has a light flaky dough and isn't too sweet."


1 h 30 m servings 153 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 153 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.6g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 118 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the margarine, flour, and cream cheese until well blended. Cover and chill for about 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Roll the dough into walnut sized balls. Flatten each ball in the palms of your hands to 1/4 inch thickness. Place a small amount of apricot preserves into the center, then fold the circle in half, and pinch the edges to seal. If the edges are not sealed, the preserves will leak out. Place filled cookies onto a greased baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Remove from oven. While cookies are still warm, toss them with confectioners' sugar to coat. Toss them with sugar again when cool, just before serving.
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  1. 14 Ratings


the other reviewers are right... if you use just the 3 ingredients for the dough it will definitely be lacking. add 1 cup of powdered sugar and it will come out fine.

I made a few changes to the recipe....I added some coconut to the preserves and rolled the dough out in sugar. Instaed of making small circles....I made 4 big ones and cut the dough in wedges......

I was skeptical at first. But these were very easy and tasted great. I used seedless black raspberry jam and they turned out great.

These are great cookies. Just like mom used to make. The outside is light and flaky, and if rolled in the powdered sugar they are slightly sweet. I loved the apricot filling. Make sure the doug...

I was determined to make a jam cookie for Christmas this year and I was lured to this recipe by the short list of ingredients. I added about a 1/2 cup of sugar to the dough and I used strawberry...

I am giving this recipe 4 stars, because these tasted great, but I had to add a cup of powdered sugar like another reviewer suggested. As long as you do that they will taste AMAZING!

Thank you, thank you, thank you J. Wagner for this AWESOME recipe! I don't know why others had so much difficulty or dislikes in the "taste" of this cookie. I follow the directions as is and w...

I thought these were great! After reading the reviews, the changes I made were butter instead of margarine and I added 1/2 cup of sugar - it would have been too bland otherwise. Also, the turn...

Sounded okay, tasted like raw pie crust in a way.