December 27, 2015

Apricot Squares

Recipe challenge, recipe #52.

I'm making these cookies today.  They are a family cookie and were often made for Christmas at my grandma's house. The first time I attempted them I was 18 and they did not come out right. They were kind of crumbly.  Still tasted good though.  The next two times I made them, they were perfect. I'm hoping to have the same success today.

I mentioned making apricot cookies to my mom and she said to send her some. So I will if these turn out okay.  The downfall of having just Scott and I here is that any cookies stare at us until we eat them.  This is why I only made two kinds this year, instead of the 4 or 5 I usually do.  However, I mentioned to him that I was thinking of making cookies to mail to Pennsylvania (this is completely normal in our military lifestyle) and he asked what kind.  I said apricot squares thinking he'd need an explanation because the last time I made them was four years ago.  His response involved an expletive and a yes, pleasepleasemakethose.  Which means he remembers them I'm assuming.

So with this light, flaky crust and sweet filling, you might like them too.  I personally love apricot, but if you don't, you can use any jam or preserve you do love.

Let me know if you try them!

Apricot Squares.


  1. I pinned them because I freaking love these cookies. I always buy them, why not make them? I like them with raspberry.

  2. kolaches! These are my FAVORITE christmas cookie. Absolute favorite.


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