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Apricot Shortbread Cookies


The shortbread cookies are studded with bright orange apricots and awesomely light. They're great with a little tea or coffee on the side.

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  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour, plus more for parchment
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped dried apricots


Servings 2
Preparation time 70mins
Cooking time 90mins


Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°F, with rack in center. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, flour, and salt in large mixing bowl. Stir well with a wooden spoon until mixture is combined but not too creamy. Stir in dried apricots.

Turn out dough onto a piece of plastic wrap and mold into a log, 2 inches in diameter. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Slice cookies to 1/4-inch thickness and bake 13 to 15 minutes or until done, allowing cookies to cool before enjoying.

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