Apricot Cream Cheese Cookies

Scrumptious Christmas cookie is made with a soft shortbread dough that includes cream cheese. Then apricot preserves are put in the centers of the cookies. After baking the cookies are sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Servings : 54

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. lemon rind grated
  • 4 1/2 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour bleached flour toughens baked goods
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • apricot preserves as needed
  • confectioners’ sugar as needed (powdered sugar)

  1. Combine butter, sugar and softened cream cheese, mixing until well blended.
  2. Blend in eggs, lemon juice and rind.
  3. Add combined dry ingredients; mix well.
  4. Chill dough at least one hour.
  5. Shape level tablespoonfuls of dough into balls.
  6. Place on cookie sheets sprayed with cooking spray.
  7. Using thumb or finger indent centers; fill each with about 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. of preserves.
  8. Bake at 350° for about 15-20 minutes.
  9. Cool; sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar.

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