Apricot Cookie Recipes

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First Place Apricot-Date Bars

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This recipe goes way back; I grew up loving these bars. I entered this in the Jefferson County Fair on August 28, 2010. It won First Place.

Apricot Squares

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Rich bars with sweet apricots, these are sure to become one of your favorite desserts.

Apricot Cookies

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These cookies have a great tart and sweet taste. These are not just a Christmas cookie, but they get asked for every year! You can substitute cranberry sauce for apricot preserve, or try doing half apricot and half cranberry, yum!

Filled Apricot Cookies

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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.

Great-Grandmother Bubbie's Hamantaschen

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Brought over from Poland by my great-grandmother, these little fruit-filled cookies are traditional for the Jewish holiday Purim where they are put in gift baskets and given to all one's friends. We always make extra so there are some left over for us, they are the best! (The filling can be anything, for a shortcut, you can substitute any flavor of jam, but this is the original filling.)

Easy Purim Hamentashen

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A relatively easy recipe for both the cookie and the fillings. Kids will have fun kneading, rolling and pressing the cookie cutters. This includes instructions for milchig and pareve cookies.

Apricot Cream Cheese Thumbprints

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These always look so pretty on the cookie plates I give for Christmas.

Apricot Balls

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Apricot balls made with dried apricots, condensed milk, coconut and brown sugar

Energy Bars

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These bars are great before a workout or when you need a quick snack to stave off hunger for a few hours. They are easy to make and do not need refrigeration.

Espresso Biscotti

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These biscotti make a good Christmas gift! The combination of fruits, nuts, chocolate chips, and spices are prefect for any holiday season.

French Vanilla Slices (Mille-feuilles)

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French Vanilla Slices are called 'Mille-feuilles' and are made with puff pastry sandwiched together with jam, cream, or confectioners' custard. They can be dusted with confectioners' sugar or iced with a glaze icing. For coffee-flavored custard, omit the vanilla, and add strong coffee essence to taste just before use. For orange-flavored custard, infuse the zest of an orange in the milk.

Cranberry-Orange Shortbread Cookies with Apricots

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I was searching to make the perfect citrus-y cranberry shortbread cookie, but it always felt like something was missing. So on a final attempt, when I didn't have enough dried cranberries to make a full recipe, I threw in some dried apricots and bam! That was it! They add the perfect backdrop flavor to these shortbread cookies!

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Apricot-Coconut Squares

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The yummiest apricot-coconut squares you've ever tasted!

Apricot Almond Rugalach

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These cookies freeze well either baked or unbaked. Extremely dainty and delicious cookie. You can also sprinkle the top with coarse sugar.

Apricot Ginger Crumble Oat Bars (Gluten Free)

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Slightly buttery and crunchy with great oat flavor. Apricots and the slightly citrusy and peppery ginger are meant to be together! These bars are a great way to transform fruits and oats into something every kid, big and small, will devour!