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Colorful, flavorful apricots are delicious in cookies! Use fresh apricots in season, if you can get them. But if you don't live near an apricot orchard, do not despair - dried apricots are readily available year 'round to add a nutritional punch to your cookie jar!

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By sandiB2010

Rate this recipe 4.7/5 (16 Votes)
Lidia's Almond-Apricot Butter Cookies 1 Picture
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Servings 48
Preparation time 30
Cooking time 105

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/3 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted

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With amaretto icing, slivered almonds, and pine nuts, these apricot cookies have a delightful combination of fruity...

  • COOKIES:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • ICING:
  • 1 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 5 to 7 tablespoons almond flavored liqueur (recommended: Amaretto)
5/5 (2 Votes)

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These delicious cookies are unlike any you've had before, with apricot, oats, and creamy white chocolate

  • 2 sticks (1-cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup dried apricots, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • Nonstick cooking spray, for spraying the baking sheets
4.6/5 (7 Votes)

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These delightful cookies are made with dried apricots, almonds, pine nuts, and sweet amaretto glaze

  • 1/2 cup (1-stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 5 to 7 tablespoons almond flavored liqueur (amaretto, if you have it)
4.3/5 (9 Votes)

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These fruity and chewy apricot cookies are dipped in dark chocolate for such an awesome combo unlike any cookie you...

  • 1 (1-pound 1.5-ounce) pouch Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1 (12-ounce) package dark chocolate chips
5/5 (1 Votes)

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If you're looking for something fruity, chewy, and sweet, look no further than these apricot sheet cookies!

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup all-vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • Confectioners' sugar (optional)
5/5 (3 Votes)

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These apricot nut drop cookies are super easy to make and are ready in just half an hour! Share the light fruity an...

  • 3/4 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
5/5 (1 Votes)

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These triangular apricot drop cookies are super easy to make and perfect at any time of the year

  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 pound butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 package dried apricots, chopped
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Apricot bars from the Pioneer Woman

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 stick salted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 (10 to 12 ounce) jar apricot preserves
4.5/5 (33 Votes)

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These chewy fruity apricot oat bars are sweet and satisfying, with chopped walnuts, cinnamon, brown sugar, and vani...

  • FILLING:
  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 1 (13-ounce) jar apricot jam or preserves (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 8 dried apricots, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces (about 1/3 cup)
  • CRUST:
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 packed cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 3/4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup earths best butter melted
  • 1 egg, at room temperature, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4.8/5 (5 Votes)

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You'll love these light and fruity apricot shortbread cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 (8-ounce) block of cream cheese, softened
  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups flour
  • Apricot preserves
  • Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)
4.5/5 (24 Votes)

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Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8×8-inch baking pan with nonstick spray

  • SHORTBREAD:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • APRICOT LAYER:
  • 2/3 cup dried apricot halves, chopped finely
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • powdered sugar for dusting
4.7/5 (7 Votes)

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These apricot oatmeal bars are a perfect treat for dessert or even breakfast

  • 1 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3/4 cup Smucker's® Apricot Preserves
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 1 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 cups quick rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
4.6/5 (12 Votes)

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Canned apricots are a versatile ingredient for every season

  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups canned apricots, mashed
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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These bow tie cookies with apricot preserves take a little work, but the result is so worth it

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces unsalted butter, softened
  • 11 1/4 ounces (2 1/2 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour, sifted; more for rolling
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar good-quality apricot preserves (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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