Apricot Chocolate Chip Cookies

apricot chocolate chip cookies

Apricot and semi-sweet or dark chocolate is such a yummy combination, so I thought I’d try it in a cookie – as a twist to my “almost famous” chocolate chips cookies.

apricot chocolate chip cookie

and it’s a winner according to my guys.

apricot chocolate chip cookie batter

I snipped a half pound of dried apricots into the batter.

apricot chocolate chip cookies on rack

and tweaked up my original chocolate chip recipe by exchanging vanilla extract with half almond and half orange extract (though I think vanilla might be yummy too) and used 1/2 a bag of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips to allow the apricot to be the “star” of the cookie.

apricot chocolate chip cookies plate

The balance of flavors seemed just right.

Hope you’ll give them a try.

And can you believe it is the last day of January 2015 already!?!?  We are hunkering down for a snow storm here in Mars this weekend, and of course, the Super Bowl, so we will be set with some sweet treats if “needed.”  🙂

How about you?  What’s happening in your part of the world this weekend?

Have a good one!

Cheers & Hugs,
Jodi

And here is the recipe.  Enjoy!

Jodi's Apricot Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Servings: 2 dozen large cookies
  • Time: 10 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
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1 cup butter, softenedapricot chocolate chip cookies plate
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1/2 tsp. orange extract
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 lb. (8 oz.) dried apricots, snipped into small chunks
1/2 lb. (8 oz.) Nestle’s Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Blend softened butter with granulated and brown sugar with mixer until well incorporated. Add in almond and orange extract and eggs and mix on medium-high speed until creamy. Add in flour, baking soda, and salt on low speed until incorporated. Fold in apricots and chocolate chips.

Chill dough for at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll dough into golf ball sized balls and flatten slightly.

Bake for approximately 10 minutes.

I think I will share this recipe with my friends over at Fiesta Friday for the Anniversary Party, because every party needs cookies – right?!  Check it out for lots of awesome recipes by some amazing foodie bloggers!

28 thoughts on “Apricot Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Jodi, those look so delicious! Your photography of your food is beautiful. When I was reading about your cookies I thought of dried pineapple and thought wow, you could use several different kinds of dried fruit (maybe not at the same time). I love dried apricots (and dried pineapple ;)) This is definately one of your recipes I am going to save. YUMMY!!! Hope you all stay safe and warm during your snow blizzard and enjoy the super bowl! (It is within a few miles of where my sister lives).

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    • LOL! Not even close to staying in shape – but working on it! 🙂 I only had a 1/2 cookie to taste – the rest are for the guys. I just love baking – and then photographing it. Off to WALK! hehe!

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  2. Oh my goodness! More and more I’m wishing we lived closer. Hahaha! Can you hear me knocking on the door? You: “Cup of sugar?” Me: “No, I’m good, but do you have any Apricot Chocolate Chip Cookies left?”

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  3. These look good. I like the idea of changing up the flavouring also. I’ve toying with putting fruit with chocolate also. I think it makes me feel better about eating a cookie when there is fruit in it. I have a brownie I put dried cranberries in.

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  5. I think I have to take a week-end and make all your goodies!! 🙂 Yup, they are calling for snow here too, saying it won’t accumulate to much, BUT… the past couple times they have called for big amounts and we haven’t got them,so thinking this time we will get hit hard since they are saying little, LOL!

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