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Apricot-Nut Drop Cookies

 Apricot-Nut Drop Cookies
"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!"
27 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 163 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 104 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.