Apricot Pillow Cookies

Carol Perricone

By
@coolbaker1

Found this recipe on pinterest and it looked "melt in your mouth" good.


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Rating:

Serves:

makes 2 dozen

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

DOUGH:

1 3/4 c
flour (sifted)
1/2 tsp
lemon zest
1/4 tsp
salt
1 pkg
(8oz) cream cheese softened to room temp.
1 c
butter softened to room temp.

FILLING:

1 jar(s)
(8 - 16oz) apricot preserves (or your favorite flavor)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and cream cheese with electric mixer. Sift flour and salt together, and stir in lemon zest. With a wooden spoon, blend in flour.

When well blended, dough will be sticky.
Form dough into a ball and chill for 30 minutes in fridge.
2
Cut dough into 3 pieces and turn out onto floured surface. Roll each piece to 1/8 - 1/4 inch thick, cut into 3 inch squares.

Put 1 tsp. preserves into center of each square. Brush edges of squares with egg whites, which have been beaten into a slight foam. Fold dough corners to center, covering preserves, and squeeze seams together. Brush with egg whites, and sprinkle lightly with granulated sugar.
3
On an ungreased cookie sheet, place pillows an inch apart. Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
4
Use care and do not overfill dough. Cool on rack. This is a melt in your mouth cookie.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids