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                        APRICOT CREAM CHEESE COOKIES
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2   c            Margarine
    1 1/2   c            Sugar
    8       oz           Philadelphia cream cheese
    2                    Egg
    2       tb           Lemon juice
    1 1/2   ts           Lemon zest
    4 1/2   c            Flour
    1 1/2   ts           Baking powder
                         Apricot filling
                         Sugar, confectioners
                         -----APRICOT FILLING-----
   11       oz           Apricots, dried
      1/2   c            Sugar
 
       Combine margarine, sugar and softened cream cheese
   mixing until well
       blended.  Blend in eggs, lemon juice and rind.
   Add combined dry
       ingredients to cream cheese mixture and mix well
   and chill.  Roll
       into medium size ball.  Place on ungreased cookie
   sheet.  Flaten
       slightly, indent center, put apricot filling in
   center.  Bake 350
       degrees for 15 minutes.  Cool slightly and
   sprinkle powdered
       sugar on top.
   
       Fillling:  Put 1 pkg. (11 oz.) apricots in
   saucepan and add water just
       cover. Add 1/2 cup (or to taste) sugar and bring
   to boil.  Cover and
       simmer 10 minutes or until apricots are soft and
   most of water is
       absorbed. Force through sieve or whirl in blender.
   Makes 2 cups.
   
                                        per Carrie Naley
                                        Fidonet
   HOME_COOKING echo
  
 
 
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