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Apricot Pillows Recipe

Makes 20 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 stick (4 oz) butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed dried apricots
  • 1 tbsp honey


Instructions:

1. In medium bowl, beat sugar and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
2. Beat in egg and almond extract until light and fluffy.
3. Mix together flour, baking powder, salt and add, beat on low speed until dough is smooth, scraping down sides of bowl frequently with a rubber spatula.
4. Wrap dough and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours, until firm.
5. Meanwhile, finely chop dried apricots.
6. In a small bowl stir together apricots and honey.
7. Set apricot filling aside at room temperature until dough has chilled.
8. Heat oven to 350 F.
9. Between pieces of waxed paper, roll out dough 1/8-inch thick.
10. Cut out cookies with 2-inch round cutter.
11. Reroll scraps to make additional cookies.
12. Place half of cookies 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets.
13. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon apricot filling into center of cookies.
14. Moisten edges of cookies with water and top with remaining cookies to make a sandwich.
15. Press edges together with fingertips to seal.
16. Pierce center of each "pillow" with tines of fork.
17. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.
18. Let cookies cool for 2 minutes on sheets, then remove to racks and cool completely.
19. Store in a tightly covered container.
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Main Ingredient:Fruit / Apricot
Course:Dessert
Snacks
Cuisine:American
Preparation Method:Baking
Difficulty:Easy

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