Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 15 mins

I included the chilling time in the prep time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine butter, sugar and cream cheese; mix until well blended.
  3. Blend in egg and lemon juice; mix well.
  4. Add flour and baking powder; mix well.
  5. Chill at least 3 hours.
  6. Shape into 1" balls.
  7. Place on ungreased baking sheet; make indentation in center with your thumb or the back of a spoon.
  8. Fill indentation with 1 tsp (approximately) of apricot preserves.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cool.
  10. Dust with powdered sugar.


Most Helpful

I made these this weekend as part of my annual Christmas cookie frenxy. I knew that these would be a big hit as apricot is a favorite in my family. These were easy to make and added a touch of elegance to my Christmas tins.

nnreq December 09, 2002

Absolutely LOVED these ones! They were easy to make, and they are really pretty presentation to a cookie platter. Definitely a keeper to my Christmas cookie recipes.

bikelap9 December 23, 2002

Would't be Christmas without thumbprint cookies! Very good and easy to make too1

Indiana Debbie December 20, 2002

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