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Oatmeal-Apricot Amaretto Cookies

on October 12, 2010

The holiday season is just around the corner. It’s never too soon to start thinking of cookies for the holiday! I love cookies. I could pass up cake, brownies and pie (except Key Lime). But cookies are another thing. They’re smaller so I rationalize that it’s not as many calories. But then again for the most part if you are eating cookies you aren’t thinking of calories. Not usually anyway. So this recipe is not a low-calorie version. That’s ok though. We need the good stuff every so often! So whip up a batch of these delicious cookies and just enjoy them. Make a pot of tea or coffee and invite some friends over for a snack! They’ll love it! And my favorite liqueur is Amaretto so this cookie is a win-win! Sorry but there are no pics yet for this. When I’ve  made them in the past I wasn’t thinking to take pics. Now I take pictures of everything! When I make them again I will add a photo.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup flour

1 cup butter

1 tablespoon amaretto


1 cup chopped, dried apricots


½ cup sugar

¾ cup packed brown sugar

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ cup finely chopped almonds

2 ½ cups oats


1 egg

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Beat butter until soft. Add the sugars and beat until fluffy.

3. Add egg and amaretto, mixing well.

4. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and cinnamon. Add to butter mixture and beat until well blended. Stir in oats, apricots and almonds.

5. Drop by spoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake 8-10 minutes. Remove from pan and place on waxed paper to cool.

FROSTING:

2 cups powdered sugar

5-6 teaspoons amaretto.

Whisk ingredients until smooth, adding amaretto until mixture reaches drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cookies.


5 responses to “Oatmeal-Apricot Amaretto Cookies

  1. I love oatmeal cookies! These sound so amazing.

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  2. Gail says:

    These sound delicious. I must try them!

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  3. I have a 1/2 bag of dried apricots just waiting for this recipe!

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