Apricot Cream Cheese Drops

Soft and chewy with just a hint of apricot sweetness, this bite-size treat is the perfect way to satisfy that sweet tooth!

Ingredients for cookiesDSC02456
½ C butter, softened
3 oz cream cheese, softened
½ C apricot preserves
¼ C packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp milk
1 ¼ C flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp saltDSC02458

Ingredients for frosting
1 C powdered sugar
½ C apricot preserves
1 Tbsp butter, softened
Milk (as needed for consistency)

Directions

Sift together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt).DSC02463

Mix together the wet ingredients until blended, then combine wet and dry ingredients together.

Scoop onto a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.

Combine all ingredient for frosting (it will be gooey, not the consistency of buttercream frosting), and spread on cookies.DSC02470

Top it off as desired with an additional sprinkle of cinnamon, flaked coconut or some finely chopped pecans.

Yield: about 3 dozen (using roughly a tablespoon-sized cookie scoop).

Enjoy!

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