Apricot Creamcheese ThumbprintsRecipe Index: Desserts > Drop Cookies
1 1/2 cups butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
2 T lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp lemon zest
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup apricot preserves
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration
Combine butter or margarine, sugar, and softened cream cheese and mix until blended. Blend in eggs, lemon juice and lemon zest.
In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix well. Chill until dough is stiff.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Shape tablespoonfuls of dough into balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten slightly. Indent centers and fill with preserves.
Bake for 15 minutes. When the cookies have cooled, sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.
Makes 7 dozen cookies.