Apricot Butter Cookies

Enjoy these delicious butter cookies topped with dried apricots frosting as an anytime baked dessert.

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

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
  • 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
    (
    Calories from Fat
    45),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    5g
    5%
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    2 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    35mg
    35%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    9g
    9%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    6g
    6%
    ),
    Protein
    0g
    0%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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