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Philly Cream Cheese Apricot Cookies


These cream cheese apricot cookies are rich yet fresh. They're a perfect way to enjoy sweet apricot preserves.

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  • 1 1/2 cups margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Apricot preserves
  • Powdered sugar


Servings 7
Preparation time 240mins
Cooking time 260mins


Step 1

Combine margarine, sugar, and cream cheese, mixing until well blended. Blend in eggs, juice and peels. Add combined flour and baking powder; mix well. Chill several hours.

Shape level tablespoonful of dough in balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet; flatten slightly. Indent centers; fill with preserves.

Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes. Cool; sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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