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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Oatmeal Apricot Cookies

Baking has become a special time in our house. It's a time when I can get the kiddos to peacefully help me work toward a common goal. Who wouldn't want to help out when the goal is cookies!?!

As soon as I ask "who wants to help me make cookies?" I hear little feet pattering down the hall ready to pull up a chair. They arm themselves, with a whisk in one hand and a wooden spoon in the other, anxious to help with whatever special task is assigned.
Here is a new recipe we have been thoroughly enjoying.
Oatmeal Apricot Cookies
3/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 eggs
1 3/4 cup flour
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup dried apricots, chopped
  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk shortening until smooth. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and cloves. Whisk until well combined. Stir in eggs. Stir in the flour. Stir in the rolled oats and chopped apricots.
  2. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges are golden. Cool on cookie sheet for one minute. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

I hope you all enjoy!


Rachel said...

Those sound yummy! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

One question--is there an alternative to using shortening? It's just not something I keep in the pantry because I don't really use it. Thanks!

Karly said...

Sounds DELICIOUS!!! My kids love to help me bake too. We will definitely have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing it!

Teresa said...

I'm sure you could substitute butter for shortening...I havne't tried it. Try it out and let me know how it works!

Donna said...

I found two recipes for the same cookie (these were molasses cookies). One used shortening, the other used butter. Can't remember if they were equal amounts...but you could probably google it. I'll try to find the recipes and compare them.

Maria said...

Sounds yummy! Thanks!