If I didn't make these each year for Christmas, I think my husband would disown me.

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the flour and salt. Cut in the cream cheese and margarine until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle on the milk and vinegar. Work the dough by hand until it holds together in a ball. Divide dough into 4 pieces and refrigerate for 2 hours.

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out each piece of dough into a rectangle measuring 7 1/2x10 inches. Cut the dough into 2 1/2 inch squares. Place a 1/2 teaspoon dollop of apricot preserves onto the center of each square. Fold each corner to the center and pinch together.

  • Place cookies on an unprepared cookie sheet, and bake for about 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Drizzle with glaze when cool.

  • In a small bowl stir together 3/4 cup of confectioners' sugar with 2 tablespoons of water until smooth. Drizzle over the cookies.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

108.6 calories; 1 g protein; 14.6 g carbohydrates; 5.2 mg cholesterol; 111.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2004
LOVE THESE-moist and fruity-yummy for all you with a sweet tooth & looking for something NOT chocolate(: I also make these for Christmas and lost the recipe (thanks 4 posting) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/10/2014
I've made this recipes for over 40 years. I lost my recipe so hunted for it online. Found a recipe ( not on this site) and it was the same. Cookies were flakey light and VERY good. Didn't think to save the recipe of course so tried this one. Not good. Tough pastry not sure about the ratio of ingredients I think something is off here. Darn Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2004
LOVE THESE-moist and fruity-yummy for all you with a sweet tooth & looking for something NOT chocolate(: I also make these for Christmas and lost the recipe (thanks 4 posting) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2005
I liked the taste but mine didn't really stay together. I followed the directions exactly but while they were baking they came apart and apricot preserves leaked out of them and all over my pans. I did not use the glaze. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2009
This is one of my family favorites as well! It was lost along the way. Thanks for posting it. It is an art to get just the right amount of filling AND have them stay sealed. A tiny bit of water on the edge helps. Also I do not use the glaze I gently roll them in powder sugar instead while they are still warm. I have discovered that they are too fragile for hot humid summer days of North Georgia. They are usually fine in December though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2014
These are the classic apricot jam cookie that I have made every Christmas-You can make the almond drizzle for these if you use raspberry jam or else leave them unfrosted for a less sweet cookie-Either way they are 10 times better than store bought and make the kids help you too!PS-a little water helps in keeping the points together over the jam Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2012
I have been trying to work this recipe but am having huge problems with it. It rises too much to fold over the cookie. I tried making balls and filling them but again it expanded too much to be filled. I couldn't fold them over because they kept coming apart. Honestly the dough is sooooo tasty I will do anything to make this work but I cannot seem to not end up without the apricots all over the parchment paper (thank goodness for parchment paper!!!) Someone please help me to fill these without all the filling falling out! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
12/09/2014
I've made this recipes for over 40 years. I lost my recipe so hunted for it online. Found a recipe ( not on this site) and it was the same. Cookies were flakey light and VERY good. Didn't think to save the recipe of course so tried this one. Not good. Tough pastry not sure about the ratio of ingredients I think something is off here. Darn Read More
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