Apricot Pockets & 33 Other Sweets & Treats

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When I was little, we had this really long cutting board. It was probably taller than me until I reached about 5 years old.  It had a cutting board side, and then a laminate side that was white with yellow polka dots.  There were 2 holes on either end.  My parents stored it in between the fridge and the cabinet.  When no one was looking, I would slide it out.  Drag it into the living room with our braided round 1975 rug, and green sofa.  I would prop it up diagonally on the sofa, and slide down it.

Well, wouldn’t you do the same?

So, what happened to that AWESOME cutting board?  I have no idea, but I wish I still had it.  I had forgotten about until I sat down to tell you about these Apricot Pockets.

I’m so glad I remembered.

Cutting Board

 

 

My Mom and Dad both did the baking back then.  Now a days, my Dad does most of the baking at their house because of my Mom’s arthritis.  I asked him if he would be willing to make the “Christmas Pockets” for my upcoming blog tour.  He hesitated at first, but came through with flying colors.  He brought them over on Thanksgiving, and they turned out just the way I remember them.

Oh, so the cutting board…almost forgot.  I remember my parents rolling these cookies out ON THAT CUTTING BOARD.  So now you know.

 

Apricot Pockets

Christmas Pockets

My Dad decided to fill his with apricot preserves because that is his favorite.  I also remember my Mom using strawberry preserves back in the day.  They are light, crispy, airy, sweet, and tangy.  Then they melt in your mouth, and you fall in love.  Perfect for Christmas, or any season.
Christmas Strawberry or Apricot Pockets

Easy Christmas Pocket Cookies

Mom's Christmas Pocket Recipe

Thanks for making these for us, Dad.  I hope we convinced our readers to try them!

Below the recipe, you’ll also find our “Sweets and Treats” blog hop…I hope you will visit all of the special treats we put together for you.

Apricot Pockets

Yield: 3 1/2 dozen

Apricot Pockets

Original recipe found by Mom in Buffalo Evening News 1978

Ingredients

  • 1 8oz. pkg. cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 apricot preserves (or strawberry)
  • confectioners sugar to roll them in (about 1 cup)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Combine softened room temp. cream cheese and margarine until well blended in large bowl.
  • Add flour, mix well.
  • On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness.
  • Cut circles with 2 1/2 in. circle cookie cutter, or use a glass.
  • Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Repeat until dough is used up.
  • Put 1/2 teaspoon of filling in each center.
  • Moisten edges with a little cold water.
  • Fold in 1/2 and press edges with fork to seal.
  • Bake 14-16 minutes.
  • Sprinkle, or roll in confectioners sugar after they have cooled.
  • *these can be frozen ahead by omitting the confectioners sugar until after you defrost them.
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    34 Christmas Treats & Sweets

     

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    Peppermint Chocolate Cream Pie from Domestically Speaking
    Cake Mix in a Mug Gift from Cupcakes and Crinoline
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    Chocolate Toffee Bark from Setting for Four
    My Favorite Sugar Cookies from Stone Gable
    Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Dip from A Pumpkin & A Princess
    Christmas Snowman Sundaes from ‎An Extraordinary Day
    White Chocoalte Gingerbread Mocha Mix from Twelve O Eight
    Rocky Road Candy from A Night Owl
    The Original Fantasy Fudge from At The Picket Fence
    White Chocolate Macadamia Cranberry Bark from Lemon Tree Dwelling
    Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows from Mom 4 Real
    Tiger Butter Bark from Uncommon Designs
    The Easiest Holiday Cookie Ever from Top This Top That
    Christmas Ornament Cupcakes from Sweet Rose Studio
    Frosted Peppermint Brownies from Lolly Jane
    Carrot Cake Mix Cookies
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    Peppermint Donuts from Yesterday on Tuesday
    Gluten Free Rum Cake from Inspiration for Moms
    Caramel Popcorn Chocolate Bark from Clean and Scentsible
    Andes Fudge from Eclectic Mom Sense
    Chocolate Candies from French Country Cottage
    Christmas Parfait from Clever Pink Pirate
    Salted Caramels from Frenchie
    Cranberry Bliss Bars from Food, Folks and Fun
    Peppermint Bark Candy from Live Laugh Rowe
    Cinnamon Rolls from Unskinny Boppy
    Banana Caramel Crunch Bites from Nibbles By Nic
    Apricot Pockets from Redhead Can Decorate
    Rocky Road Fudge from Ella Claire
    Peppermint Chocolate Fudge from Crazy Little Projects
    Triple Chocolate Peanut Clusters from Major Hoff Takes A Wife
    Christmas Trifle from Town and Country Living

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    43 Responses

    1. Dad says:

      The cutting Board made the trip to Florida and Back, got rid of it a couple years ago, It came from kitchen sink cutout in our new Mobil Home in 1958 while we were still in the USAF at Plattsburg AFB, NY. Love, Dad

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    4. These look amazing, Julie! Your Dad rocked it big time. Pinning

      p.s. I love the graphic of you on the cutting board 😉

    5. Lolly Jane says:

      Never heard of these but they look incredible!!

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    7. Tanya says:

      You can’t beat good memories and a yummy recipe, these look wonderful Julie!!

      xoxo, Tanya

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    13. Malia says:

      I’ll take a box… or two… or three… these look so tasty Julie! I love apricot anything! Pinning xo

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    15. oh what a sweet dad to make the traditional snack! not much into apricot but filling them with strawberry is right up my alley. Happy Holidays

    16. kristin says:

      Oh yummy, get into my belly!

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    18. These look very good, and such a nice classic recipe that isn’t over the top. Or with chocolate. LOL. Can’t wait to try these! Happy Holidays!

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    26. C.Riphagen says:

      Would you be able to substitute butter? Not a huge fan of margarine…

      • Julie says:

        Good question. I would try it! I’m not a fan of margarine either. Please let me know how they turn out! I bet butter will be even better.

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    29. Heather says:

      Yummy!! I love apricots – these look incredible!! I can’t wait to try them!! Pinned! 🙂 Heather

    30. Kathleen Boehmig says:

      When I was a kid we always had Florida navel oranges, Palmiers and apricot pastries from our local bakery, “Ole King Cole”, on Christmas morning. We never had those pastries except at Christmas, and they still mean Christmas to me.

      My Grandma had a dough board she brought with her from the family farm in middle Georgia (which they sold upon moving to Atlanta, before I was born). I think my grandfather made it for her. She used that dough board continually until her death in 1992. It was an irregular shape but smooth as silk from decades of use. My uncle got it when she died. I miss Grandma, her dough board, and all the wonderful goodies she made with it through the years. I also miss my parents, who are deceased…but I make apricot pastries at Christmas for my family every year. I can’t wait to try these! Thanks for sharing!

    31. Olga says:

      I’ve been making these cookies that we call pineapple empanada cookies for many years but my quantities are different. My recipe calls for 1 8oz block cream cheese, 4 sticks butter or margarine and 4 cups flour. My family prefers pineapple preserves for filling. They’re always a hit and highly requested year round.

    32. Kolev says:

      I love apricots! Looks so good and yummy… and I want all of them!

    33. Rita says:

      Hi,
      I would like to try your Dad’s recipe for the apricot pockets. When you say flour, do you know what kind of flour?
      Thank you.

    34. Kat says:

      These apricot pockets I need to make ASAP!

    35. Stacy stanton says:

      i made these today and they were great!! I used apricot jam in half and blackberry in the other half. My only suggestion would be to use 1/4 tsp of jam instead of the 1/2 tsp recommended. I measured carefully and still had some jam ooze out. Certainly didn’t hurt the taste though! I will definitely make them again!!

    36. Lynn says:

      These look and sound fantastic, got to add them to the cookie tray this year! Tell your Dad he rocks! Merry Christmas!

    37. Sika says:

      Found this when looking for recipes from the Buffalo Evening News. Cool posting, and very cool blog! Merry Christmas from one redhead to another.

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