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Apricot Twists

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Substitute apple, pineapple, or other fruit preserves in these pastry-like cookies."
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servings 109
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen)


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  1. Stir together flour, sugar, salt, mace, and baking powder. Cut in butter or margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Combine 1 tablespoon water and lemon extract and sprinkle over the mixture. Toss gently with a fork.
  3. Repeat with the remaining cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time until all is moistened.
  4. Form into a ball, cover and chill for about 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  6. Divide the dough into quarters. Roll two of the quarters into 12 x 4-inch rectangles and spread with the preserves. Roll the remaining two quarters into 12 x 4-inch rectangles and carefully place over those spread with the preserves. Trim the edges.
  7. Cut each rectangle into twelve 4 x 1-inch strips. Twist each strip twice and pinch ends to seal. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven, brush with milk and sprinkle with additional sugar. Return to the oven and bake 5-8 minutes more or until done. Remove and cool on wire rack.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 109 calories; 5.9 13 1.2 15 97 Full nutrition

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These are really delicious! I used sugar-free apricot preserves and substituted nutmeg for the mace (since I didn't have any on hand). Be sure to add the water only as needed (I didn't use the...

These were pretty good. I substituted apricot preserves with peach and used cinnamon instead of mace and sprinkled a little bit of cinnamon and sugar on top after brushing on the milk. The secre...

not impressed :( to much work for something that comes out like pie dough.

Very good--definitely more pastry like than cookie like. I really wasn't clear on the method of twisting, so I tried it a couple of ways. I also used a couple of different types of preserves. ...