This delicious apricot cookie recipe comes from an Old Italian cookbook handed down to my father, Joeseph Romano many years ago.
One of the best Italian cookie recipes.
They are easy to make, yet soo delicious and healthy to boot. If time is a problem, well there is no problem. These apricot cookies won't take long to make at all and are very pretty and colorful on a plate.
Prep time: 20 min.
Cook time: 12 to 15 min. per batch
Live Long and Mangia!
Health Benefits: Apricots are often eaten as jam or cooked into pastry. They are high in calcium, phosphorus and iron. The beta-carotene and lycopene in this golden fruit helps prevent heart disease. Apricots are rich in natural sugars, vitamins A and C, (B2) and (B3). The nut of the apricot is rich in protein and fat.
An interesting point: Apricots are believed to have originated in China, where they have been cultivated for over 4,000 years. They were regarded as a food medicine by Greek physicians and the Romans viewed this fruit as highly valuable.
For more on eating healthy, I find The Health Benefits Times very informative.