Apricot-Sour Cream Tea Cookies

Margaret Parsons, Royersford, PA, Bake-Off® Contest 44, 2010 Finalist

Apricot-Sour Cream Tea Cookies from Pillsbury™ Baking

Tags: Cookies, Dessert/Sweets

  • Prep Time: 40 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Ready Time: 70 min
  • Yield: 2 dozen cookies



  • 1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookies
  • 1 cup Fisher® Chef's Naturals® Pecan Halves
  • 3/4 cup dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup Smucker's® Apricot Preserves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk

Preparation Directions

  • Let cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften. Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheets with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray.
  • In food processor, place pecans, apricots, preserves, cinnamon and cloves. Cover; process with on-and-off pulses 20 to 30 seconds or until pecans and apricots are finely chopped and mixture holds together.
  • In large bowl, mix pecan mixture and sour cream. Crumble cookie dough into pecan mixture, stir with wooden spoon until well blended. Stir in flour until well blended.
  • Drop dough by 24 heaping tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes; remove to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • Place waxed paper under cooling racks. In medium bowl, stir powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Dip tops of cookies into glaze; place on racks and let stand 5 minutes. Dip cookies again; let stand 5 minutes longer or until glaze is set.

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Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 cookie), Calories 180 (Calories from Fat 60), Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 1.5g, Trans Fat 1g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 65mg, Total Carbohydrate 29g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 21g), Protein 1g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 2%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

* Ensure all recipe ingredients are gluten free by referencing the ingredient labels, as products may vary. If uncertain, contact the ingredient manufacturer.