Apricot Pinwheels

Apricot Pinwheels

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

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package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
cup butter or margarine, softened
cup sugar
teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
teaspoon salt
cup apricot jam or preserves
chopped unblanched almonds
  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.
Makes 4 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen Tips
Use floured cloth-covered rolling pin to make rolling easier.
Any flavor jam can be substituted for the apricot jam.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 80
    • (Calories from Fat 45),
  • Total Fat 5g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 40mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 7g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.