posted by Linda in San Diego 12-04-102 12:45 PM
Submitted by: Kathy Lusk
These cookies have a great tart and sweet taste. These are not just a Christmas cookie, but they get asked for every year! You can substitute cranberry sauce for apricot preserve, or try doing half apricot and half cranberry.
1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup apricot preserves
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Cream the butter and sugar in a medium size mixing bowl. Mix flour, baking powder, salt, egg and vanilla extract into the butter-sugar mixture. Cool dough in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
On a lightly floured surface roll dough out to 1/4 inch thick. Cut the dough into rounds with a round cookie cutter or glass. Using the tip of a teaspoon place a small drop of apricot preserves into the middle of the circle. Brush edges with water and fold the dough over so that the cookie is in the shape of a half moon; seal edges Arrange on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Dust the cookies with powdered sugar while still hot.
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