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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!"
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    4-1/2 dozen


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 163 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • marciakulbitski
    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
    Jan 24, 2008

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

  • rogbre
    Sep 15, 2007

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