Apricot Pinwheels

A lovely apricot filling peeks out from pretty pinwheel cookies sprinkled with chopped almonds.

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  • prep time 1 hr 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 48
 

Ingredients

1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4
cup sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4
cups all-purpose flour
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup apricot jam or preserves
1/4
chopped unblanched almonds

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  • 1 In large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon, until light and fluffy. Stir in flour and salt. Cover and refrigerate about 30 minutes or until firm.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheets with shortening. On generously floured surface, roll dough into 16x12-inch rectangle. Cut rectangle into 48 (2-inch) squares, 8 rows by 6 rows. Use metal spatula to place squares 1 inch apart on cookie sheets.
  • 3 Spread each square with about 1/4 teaspoon jam. On each square, cut from each corner to 1/4 inch from center. Bring every other point to center and press together to form pinwheel. Sprinkle each with almonds.
  • 4 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool.
  • 1 In large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon, until light and fluffy. Stir in flour and salt. Cover and refrigerate about 30 minutes or until firm.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheets with shortening. On generously floured surface, roll dough into 16x12-inch rectangle. Cut rectangle into 48 (2-inch) squares, 8 rows by 6 rows. Use metal spatula to place squares 1 inch apart on cookie sheets.
  • 3 Spread each square with about 1/4 teaspoon jam. On each square, cut from each corner to 1/4 inch from center. Bring every other point to center and press together to form pinwheel. Sprinkle each with almonds.
  • 4 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool.

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Use floured cloth-covered rolling pin to make rolling easier.

Any flavor jam can be substituted for the apricot jam.

Nutritional information

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
40mg
40%;
Total Carbohydrate
7g
7%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 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.