Hi all, my mom used to work at an old-age care home and one year, as a fundraiser, they collected some of the residents' favourite recipes and compiled a recipe book, which they sold. This recipe for Apricot cookies was in the book and became a firm favourite in our family. I always roll the dough in balls and bake it in a flat tray, but I think it will work better in a muffin or even a cake pan:
8 cups cake flour
4 cups sugar
1 lb butter/margarine
1 cup apricot jam
2 tablespoons bicarb soda
Mix dry ingredients and rub in butter/marg (the easiest way I found to do this is by hand)
Beat eggs and mix in jam
Mix all ingredients together
Roll dough into balls roughly the size of golf balls, and place them about 2 inches apart on a baking tray (they will collapse when baking and end up fused together)
Bake at 180*C/356*F for ± 20-30 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
Sumi, that cookie recipe sounds wonderful. I love apricots!