Apricot Butter Cookies

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  • 1 hr 20 min prep time
  • 1 hr 50 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 48 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. 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. 2 Shape dough into 1-inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheet, place balls 2 inches apart.
  3. 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. 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.

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