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Apricot Butter Cookies

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  • 1 hr 20 min prep time
  • 1 hr 50 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 48 servings
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Enjoy these delicious butter cookies topped with dried apricots frosting as an anytime baked dessert.

Cookies

1
cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4
cup powdered sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
1/4
cup finely chopped dried apricots

Frosting and Garnish

1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4
cup apricot preserves
1
cup powdered sugar
3
medium dried apricots, cut into 48 strips

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick cookie sheet). In medium bowl, beat 1 cup butter, 3/4 cup powdered sugar and the vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in flour until well blended. Stir in finely chopped apricots.
  • 2 Shape dough into 1-inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheet, place balls 2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until bottoms are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 In small bowl, beat 1/4 cup butter and the apricot preserves with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in 1 cup powdered sugar until well blended. Spread frosting over cookies. Top each cookie with apricot strip.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
7%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
15mg
4%
Sodium
35mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
9g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
0g
0%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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