butter, cut into pieces
reduced calorie cream cheese
light brown sugar, firmly packed
egg, lightly beaten
dried apricot halves, diced
( about 4 oz)
- For Base:.
- In food processor, combine flour, 1/2 cup butter and cream cheese; process until mixture forms a large ball. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 15 minutes.
- For Filling:.
- Combine brown sugar, egg, 1 tbsp buter, vanilla and salt in a bowl until smooth. Stir in apricots and nuts.
- Preheat oven to 325°F Shape dough into 2 dozen 1 inch balls and place in paper lined or greased miniture muffin tins. Press dough on bottom and up sides of each cup. Fill each with 1 tsp apricot-pecan filling. Bake 25 minutes or until golden and filling sets. Cool and remove from cups. Cookies can be wrapped tightly in plastic and frozen up to 6 weeks.