Apricot Nut Cookies
 
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A recipe for a nutty apricot cookie with almond icing.
Serves: 2 dozen
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • For icing:
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons water
Instructions
  1. Beat the butter, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla for about 2 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  2. Add egg and mix.
  3. Stir in the flour until just blended. Gently stir in apricots and nuts.
  4. Transfer dough to plastic wrap. Shape into a log and wrap tightly. Refrigerate for 2 hours or more.
  5. Slice the chilled dough into ¼" to ½" slices, and place on a baking sheet. Bake about 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
  6. Allow to cool completely before icing.
  7. For icing:
  8. Mix ingredients together until well incorporated. Adjust texture by adding more water or more powdered sugar. Drizzle icing over cooled cookies.
Recipe by Jens Favorite Cookies at https://jensfavoritecookies.com/2011/10/03/apricot-nut/