Apricot-Nut Drop Cookies Recipe
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Apricot-Nut Drop Cookies Recipe

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"Most everyone who comes to our home asks for my 'famous' apricot cookies," says Patricia Crawford from Garland, Texas. "They are really good, and I try not to eat them all myself!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:27 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 27 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 163 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in apricots and pecans.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-13 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Apricot-Nut Drop Cookies in Taste of Home October/November 2000, p64

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marciakulbitski User ID: 3077893 32353
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2010

"They are a new favorite, very yummy. I used mixed dried fruit instead of apricots and they were equally good if not better."

Flenner User ID: 2160342 103500
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2008

"great flavor but I had a problem with some of the apricot bits getting black on the underside of the cookie"

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