Tuesday, September 23, 2008

White Chocolate Apricot Oatmeal Cookies


Thanks to everyone for the well wishes and congrats. This is my first day back to work so it has not been an easy road. Once I got off of the medications and got a second opinion I feel much better. So I wanted to get right back into baking but my stamina level is just not into it so I figured cookies would be an easy way to bake but would not involve a lot of time or work. My mom has been bugging me to make these cookies for probably close to a year now as she wants to add them to our holiday cookie boxes so I figured I better make them before then. So after a long absence from posting I hope to get it back up to a few times a week soon. These cookies were a great baby step in what is hopefully a short road ahead to full recovery.

White Chocolate Apricot Oatmeal Cookies

1 ½ sticks of butter, softened to room temperature

½ cup of sugar

½ of brown sugar

1 egg

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

1 cup of AP Flour

1 teaspoon of baking soda

2 ½ cups of rolled oats

10 oz of white chocolate chips

¾ cup of chopped dried apricots

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla extract. Combine the flour and baking soda and add to the butter mixture until well blended. Stir in the oats, white chocolate chips and apricots. Form loose teaspoon size balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until they are lightly browned around the edges. Cool slightly on the pan and cool completely on a wire rack.

I think these are from Hershey’s my mom gave me the recipe.

11 comments:

  1. I LOVE apricots! What a GREAT idea!!

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  2. Welcome back!! What a great first recipe to get you back in the groove!! This really looks terrific

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  3. Glad you are back and trying to get into your groove, it's hard after something like that.

    These sound like a lovely Fall treat!

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  4. wow, i would never have thought of this flavor combination. they look deliciously chunky and satisfying!!

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  5. I am glad you are feeling somewhat better!
    The cookies look delish!

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  6. white chocolate is so underrated. these cookies look glorious, and i'm so glad you're feeling better! :)

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  7. Katie, I love these flavors! But haven't tried them together yet. Send some of these beauties my way, please? ;)

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  8. Welcome back Katie! I'm curious, did these turn out chewy?

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  9. Katie,,
    Thanks for your comment on my Oreo Turkeys! No kids needed to make them!! Use them as Place settings at Thanksgiving!!

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  10. Great flavors in a cookie- love it! I always seem to have dried apricots lying around too.

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  11. Oooh, these sound great! What a great flavor combo. :)

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