Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Oatmeal Apricot Cookies

Oatmeal Apricot Cookies 
by Donna Currie

1 stick butter 
3/4 cup packed brown sugar 
1 egg 
1 teaspoon vanilla 
1 cup self-rising flour 
1 1/2 cups rolled oats 
1 cup apricots 

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper for easier cleanup.

Cut the apricots in a large dice - I ended up with 6-8 pieces per apricot, and the pieces were about the size of a chocolate chip.

Cream the butter and brown sugar together in a medium bowl. Add the egg and vanilla. Beat until well-combined and smooth. 

Add the flour and mix well. Stir in the oatmeal and apricots.

Use a small scoop or a spoon to portion the cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheets, leaving room for them to spread. (You might need a third pan, depending on how you arrange them.)

Bake at 375 until the cookies are browned at the edges and no longer look wet on top - about 12 minutes for smaller cookies 15 min for larger ones. About halfway through baking, turn the pans around front-to-back, and swap the upper pan for the lower one, for more even baking.

Let them cool a minute or two on the pans, then let them cool completely on a rack.

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