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.
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.
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.
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.
Candy Cane Marshmallow Treats from My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Peppermint Chocolate Cream Pie from Domestically Speaking
Cake Mix in a Mug Gift from Cupcakes and Crinoline
Peppermint S’Mores Brownies from Yellow Bliss Road
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 from Sweet C’s Designs
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