Hello! My mom had an awesome better homes and gardens cookie and candy cookbook when I was a kid, my parents suffered a house fire last year and we don't have the book anymore...
in it there was a recipe for an apricot/cheddar cookie that my mom and I used to make every Christmas. It is a super yummy/interesting cookie of apricot and cheddar that distinctly tastes of the holidays to me :)
You made a rather savory cheddar crust (almost a pie dough) and fill it with a quick apricot jam you make by cooking dried apricots with sugar and water until they break down. You cut the dough into squares, put a tablespoon of filling in the center, take diagonal corners and pinch closed. They were always a huge challenge; I don't know if it was my mom's cooking skills or the recipe but the dough was difficult to use, the filling would run all over the oven and we would curse ourselves for attempting them again...but they were so flipping delicious and such a family favorite we always put them on our Christmas baking list.
I have searched high and low for the recipe, or something remotely similar and have come up short. I want to recreate the recipe to make it more foolproof, but I'd love to see the original again for inspiration. Does anyone have this cookbook or a similar cookie recipe? Does anyone else know any cheddar/apricot cookie history or where else they might be popular?
Happy almost Thanksgiving! Thank you all!