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Almond Apricot Oatmeal Cookies

So while having a “Chopped Moment” and rummaging through my cupboards for supplies for dinner I came across a bag of dried apricots. Since this was a dinner for Mother & I, it just seemed practical to come up with some way to use them.

I quickly came across a delicious oatmeal cookie recipe. So with a little tweaking I developed an almond apricot version. {The almond was because I ran out of vanilla & I didn’t have an orange to zest as suggested}

First: Cup of finely chopped dried Apricots. I suggest more than a cup. According to my mother “you can never have to much apricot!”

Next boil a cup of water and put the apricot in for about 5 min {reduces the stickiness}

Cream together 2/3 cup of shortening, 1 cup {packed} brown sugar, 1/3 cup white sugar. Then add teaspoon of almond extract and an egg. Beat until light and fluffy. Then add in 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, pinch of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.

Once blended add in the apricots {drained}and and about 1.5 cups of oatmeal. {The recipe called for 2 cups, but I felt that it made the dough a little to loose}

Heat the oven to 350 degrees and roll dough and place on lightly greased pan, or non-stick pan. Bake for about 12-15 min {12 seemed to work well for me}

{as you can see my cookie pans are well used}

They were yummy~ Mother approved!

 

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Lemon Cookies

I love lemon! Fresh and delicious ~

These cookies were super simple and just delightfully {Yummi}

I highly recommend them!

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