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Craving: Apricot-Chocolate Chip Cookies

April 26, 2011

It may be Tuesday but I am still in recovery mode from a long weekend filled with two family Easter celebrations, a trip to MOCA’s “Art in the Streets” exhibit {photos posting this week} and LOTS of good food! As always, I was in charge of  bringing the baked goods to Easter dinner so I made these Cadbury Creme Cupcakes, a double layered Carrot Cake, and a batch of Apricot-Chocolate Chip cookies. The addition of the tart and chewy apricot bits make these cookies a new favorite!

{photo by Freutcake}

Apricot-Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) chocolate chips
1 cup roughly chopped dried apricots

Preheat oven to 375° F.

Mix flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and apricots by hand. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 26, 2011 11:55 am

    That carrot cake was out of this world! I’m so mad though, I forgot to bring some of those cookies home with me! I didn’t even get to try them 😦

  2. April 27, 2011 10:59 am

    yum i don’t think i’ve ever tried apricot and chocolate chip cookies. sounds good though. I like going to MOCA. haven’t been in a while since im in china 🙂 enjoying your blog.

    • April 27, 2011 11:04 am

      Thank you Angel! I will be posting MOCA pictures from the “Art in the Streets” exhibit this week!

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