Family Traditions are So Magical and Add to The Christmas Season!

Real Estate Agent with ProStead Realty

Apricot Filled Cookies


This morning I decided to get busy and make a batch of homemade apricot filled cookies.


For as many years as I can remember my mother has always made these for Christmas.  Today the baton was passed and I made a batch and they turned out great.  (My mother was resting and not up to baking cookies).


I asked my mother this morning where she originally got the recipe and she shared that she got it from one of her aunts.  I asked her how old she was when she first made these and she told me that she was 14 years old.   So for 77 years my mother has been making and sharing these delicious cookies.


Ask questions ... find out who or why things get carried on from year to year.  Family traditions carried on from generation to generation help to make the season so magical.


Judith Parker, CRS, GRI

ProStead Realty



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Comments (23)

Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good afternoon Lisa Von Domek ... they did come out great and my mother was happy.  She did have constructive criticism so know she is feeling better.  Thank you for your kind words!

Dec 15, 2014 04:38 AM
Bill Kennedy
Keller Williams Realty - Greenville, SC
Homes For Sale Greenville SC

Love this! 

Dec 15, 2014 05:02 AM
Scott Gleason
RE/MAX Select - Westfield, NJ
Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist

Hi Judith - I'll bet your mother creates those delicious looking cookies all from memory by now.  Those recipes are the best.  Thanks for sharing your story.

Dec 15, 2014 05:53 AM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

@Judith ...Those look really good ...I always say ...Mother's know best!Have a great night!

Dec 15, 2014 06:09 AM
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Chief Cook makes a similar cookie but with dates...I think I would certainly prefer yours, Judith Parker 

Dec 15, 2014 06:17 AM
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Traditions help to anchor us in this era of significant changes...nice one!

Dec 15, 2014 06:18 AM
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Thank you Bill Kennedy !

Dec 15, 2014 09:17 AM
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good evening Scott Gleason .. my mother has some great recipes.  I have learned so much from her.

Dec 15, 2014 09:18 AM
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good evening Rob Thomas .. no matter our age ... mother always knows best.  Have a great eve!

Dec 15, 2014 09:19 AM
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good evening Ron Marshall .. I tried a few with fresh cranberry sauce and they were tasty as well.

Dec 15, 2014 09:20 AM
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good evening Li Read ... traditions also fill us with memories of days gone by.  Have a wonderful eve!

Dec 15, 2014 09:21 AM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 Those cookies look absolutely wonderful, my husband loves apricot. Can you share the recipe? If not no worries, you obvioulsy have had a great start to your week!

Dec 15, 2014 01:44 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Judith I have to send you my home address, I love apricot cookies:)) and I agree there is nothing better than family traditions...keep it up, Endre

Dec 15, 2014 03:07 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good morning Judith. Those cookies do look yummy. There are nothing better than family traditions. Traditions that are been handed down through the generations have special meaning especially when they are carried forward.

Dec 15, 2014 04:44 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


The cookies look and sound delicious.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 16, 2014 12:03 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

 Hello Judith ... and why do you tease Vegas Bob with this photo of cookies? I haven't eaten anything all day and now I have to head out after viewing your photo 


Dec 16, 2014 03:49 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Each of those family recipes will make a good blog topic. Perfect for the holidays.

Dec 16, 2014 04:58 AM
Erin Bates
CMG Financial and Expansion Marketing Services - Aurora, CO

Those look so good.  Those family traditions are the best.  My family has a few speecial recipes we pull out for the holidays too.

Dec 16, 2014 05:49 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

YUM! I have not started making anything yet. I am SO behind! EEK! But good for you! They look delicious!

Dec 16, 2014 06:11 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Those look wonderful.  I have made apricot bars in the past but nothing like this.  YUMMMY

Dec 17, 2014 05:52 AM

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