Family Favorite Chewy Apricot Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

"It was my turn to make the fellowship treat for church. Between Sunday School and the morning service we have a short coffee break where we enjoy coffee, juice and some sort of coffee cake etc... I wanted something some what healthy that everyone could easily grab. I had a big container of oatmeal and dried apricots in the pantry and used them as my jumping point. These even make a fantastic breakfast cookie!"
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36 cookies




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Mix the flour, baking powder, slat, cinnamon, and oatmeal.
  • Beat the butter, shortening, water and sugars together until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs and beat well, scraping down the sides of bowl when needed. Beat in the honey and vanilla until fully blended.
  • Add the flour mixture in two additions, beating each until well combined.
  • Stir in the chopped apricots and pecans.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  • Bake until the centers of the cookies are soft and no longer look wet; about 9-11 minutes.
  • Let cool on the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.

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  1. Made these great tasting chews with a generous measure of both dried apricots & pecans! Easy to prepare & an absolutely wonderful cookie treat! Definitely a winning keeper of a recipe! Thanks for sharing it! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my groupmates in the AUs/NZ Recipe Swap #36]
  2. Easy and quick to make - fabulous to eat, very moreish. I did add a few choc chips and they vanished fast.


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