Apricot Cream Thumbprints Recipe

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  • 1 1/2 cups margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 lemon , zest of
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 (12 oz) jar apricot preserves
  • confectioners' sugar, for sprinkling


  1. Cream together margarine and sugar. Add cream cheese and mix till smooth and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time and stir in lemon juice and zest.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder and stir into cream cheese mixture till combined.
  3. Form into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap and chill overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°. With a tablespoon or tablespoon-size scoop, form into balls and place 2-inches apart on cookie sheets lined with parchment.
  5. With handle of large wooden spoon dipped in flour, make an indentation in the center of each cookie.
  6. With the tip of a teaspoon, place a dollop of apricot preserves in the indentation.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes until JUST pale golden browned on bottoms and allow to cool on sheets for a few minutes before removing.
  8. Cool completely and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
  9. Note: My sister makes these and uses a simple confectioners' sugar glaze to drizzle over them instead of the sprinkling of sugar. Good both ways!
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1294.27 Kcal (5419 kJ)
Calories from fat 650.78 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 72.31g 111%
Cholesterol 67.2mg 22%
Sodium 2543.98mg 106%
Potassium 405.2mg 9%
Total Carbs 148.63g 50%
Sugars 33.76g 135%
Dietary Fiber 12.74g 51%
Protein 16.74g 33%
Vitamin C 7.1mg 12%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 19%
Iron 7.6mg 42%
Calcium 404.8mg 40%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 422.53 Kcal (1769 kJ)
Calories from fat 212.45 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.61g 111%
Cholesterol 21.94mg 22%
Sodium 830.51mg 106%
Potassium 132.28mg 9%
Total Carbs 48.52g 50%
Sugars 11.02g 135%
Dietary Fiber 4.16g 51%
Protein 5.47g 33%
Vitamin C 2.3mg 12%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 19%
Iron 2.5mg 42%
Calcium 132.1mg 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 31.1
  • 35

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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