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apricot pillow cookies

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a recipe by
Carol Perricone
Massapequa Park, NY

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

★★★★★ 1
serves makes 2 dozen
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For apricot pillow cookies

  • DOUGH:
  • 1 3/4 c
    flour (sifted)
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 pkg
    (8oz) cream cheese softened to room temp.
  • 1 c
    butter softened to room temp.
  • 1 jar
    (8 - 16oz) apricot preserves (or your favorite flavor)

How To Make apricot pillow cookies

  • 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.