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Apricot Cream Cheese Drops

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Makes

3 dozen

This treasured recipe is from a favorite aunt. Her soft, rich cookies have a yummy apricot flavor, but you could substitute strawberry, pineapple or raspberry preserves if you prefer. —Melinda Leonowitz, Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
Apricot Cream Cheese Drops Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons 2% milk
  • Ground nuts or sweetened shredded coconut

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter, cream cheese, apricot preserves, brown sugar and milk until blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to cream cheese mixture and mix well.
  2. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. For frosting, in a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, apricot preserves, butter and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Spread over cooled cookies. Sprinkle with nuts or coconut.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 85 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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