Friday, December 4, 2009

Apricot-Oatmeal Cookies

I love cookies. My husband and I went to Costco recently and purchased dried apricots, pecans, almonds and pistachios. Now, I asked, as my creative mind went into motion, what can I do with all of these delicious ingredients? Jarod, often the impetus behind my creations, suggested oatmeal cookies with dried apricots. I found just the recipe in my Better Homes and Gardens New Baking Book and these are sweetly satisfying with a tall glass of milk (icy Silk soy milk, in my case).

3/4 cup snipped dried apricots
3/4 cup margarine
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 Tb. ground flax, mixed with 3 Tb. water
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped nuts of choice (I used toasted almonds, but pecans or walnuts would be great, too)

In small bowl, combine apricots and enough boiling water just to cover them. Let stand for 5 minutes. Drain.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large mixing bowl beat the margarine with an electric hand mixer until fluffy. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and baking soda; beat until combined. Add the flax mixture and vanilla and beat until combined. Mix in as much flour as you can with the hand mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in apricots, rolled oats, nuts and any remaining flour.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes or until edges are golden. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.



  1. sounds delicious! i want to eat one right now!

  2. wow! These look amazing! I'm going to have to try this one for sure! :)

  3. I just crunched and munched my way through one for dessert this afternoon. They are very good.