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Apricot Butter Cookies

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Apricot Butter Cookies
  • Prep 1 hr 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 48
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Enjoy these delicious cookies topped with dried apricots – perfect for a dessert.
Updated Aug 2, 2010

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups Gold Medal™ 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
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

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

80 Calories, 5g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 9g Total Carbohydrate, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
45
Total Fat
5g
7%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
4%
Sodium
35mg
1%
Potassium
15mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
9g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
6g
Protein
0g
% 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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