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Apricot White Chocolate Cookies

December 22, 2017Teresa

Apricot White Chocolate Cookies will have you salivating after your first bite! These luscious cookies start with my favorite cookie dough, but instead of chocolate chips, I substitute white chocolate chips. I also add dried apricots and sliced almonds for incredible texture and flavor. These cookies are wonderful for holiday baking and gift giving.

I love apricots in baked goods even though I’m not a big fan of them fresh. Our favorite Apricot Almond Bars just can’t be beat. We have made them for our annual Christmas Cookie Extravaganza many, many times. But apricots also good in thumbprint cookies, with coconut, cream cheese, and shortbread. Whether using diced apricots like in my Fruitcake Cookies or preserves they both work exceptionally well.

We baked a lot of cookies this year, and I have to admit to being really glad to be able to enjoy the holidays without any further baking! These Apricot White Chocolate Cookies turned out incredibly well. Of course, I’m a big white chocolate fan, so adding white chocolate was a win-win for me. Add in some crunchy, sliced almonds and this cookie had everything going for it.

If you’re looking for a terrific cookie to take to your holiday parties or Christmas Cookie Exchanges, this fruit-filled cookie should be on your list. If you enjoy apricots, you’ll love these cookies.

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Apricot White Chocolate Cookies are spectacular!

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These delightful cookies are terrific for holiday parties and Christmas Cookie Exchanges.

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Every bite is mouthwatering.

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If you enjoy apricots, you’ll love these jewels.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients. Be sure to purchase REAL white chocolate chips. Not vanilla chips or premiere white baking chips. Those chips don’t have cocoa and are not white chocolate chips.

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Dice apricots. Put in a bowl or measuring cup and fill with hot water to reconstitute and plump out the apricots. Allow apricots to sit in hot water about ten minutes while you begin preparing cookie dough. Drain apricots and press out any extra water.

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Soften butter. Add sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, sea salt, baking soda and baking powder.

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Mix ingredients with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.

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Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add well-drained apricots, almonds and white chocolate chips.

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Stir ingredients thoroughly with a heavy spoon to combine.

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Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. Roll mixture into balls and place on prepared baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 13-15 minutes or until done.

I was baking four racks at a time with 24 cookies per cookie sheet. My cookies took about 20-24 minutes to bake. I rotated racks every eight minutes.

Apricot White Chocolate Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies include dried #apricots, #almonds & white #chocolate chips. They're terrific for #holiday baking & #Christmas cookie exchanges. #dessert

Apricot White Chocolate Cookies are chewy because of the apricots, but crunchy because of the almonds!

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These cookies are great for tailgating parties, too.

Apricot White Chocolate Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies include dried #apricots, #almonds & white #chocolate chips. They're terrific for #holiday baking & #Christmas cookie exchanges. #dessert

Apricot White Chocolate Cookies are one of those cookies you just can’t get enough of!

Here’s the recipe.

APRICOT WHITE CHOCOLATE COOKIES

(My own concoction)

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Apricot White Chocolate Cookies are so delicious. They make a terrific recipe for Christmas Cookie exchanges, holiday parties or anytime you want to enjoy apricots in a dessert. Every bite will have you drooling.
Apricot White Chocolate Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies include dried #apricots, #almonds & white #chocolate chips. They're terrific for #holiday baking & #Christmas cookie exchanges. #dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Apricot White Chocolate Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies include dried #apricots, #almonds & white #chocolate chips. They're terrific for #holiday baking & #Christmas cookie exchanges. #dessert
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Chop apricots.
  3. Place in a bowl of hot water for about 10 minutes to plump and reconstitute apricots.
  4. Drain thoroughly; set aside.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, mix the butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla, salt, baking powder and baking soda with an electric mixer until smooth.
  6. Stir in flour, drained apricots, white chocolate chips and almonds with a wooden spoon to combine.
  7. Shape dough with hands into golf ball-sized dough balls and place a couple inches apart on greased cookie sheets.
  8. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until edges are light brown.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: There are times when I’m making a double batch of this recipe where I have to add an additional quarter to half cup of flour in order to be able to roll the dough into balls. If the dough gets too sticky. Add a little flour to the batter.

NOTE: I was baking 4 racks at a time with 24 cookies per cookie sheet. My cookies took longer to bake – about 20-24 minutes. I rotated the racks every eight minutes.

NOTE: I know this seems like a lot of flour, but the wet apricots make a little more flour necessary or the cookies will run flat. It was really hard to determine an exact amount. You may want to try the recipe with least amount of flour possible and bake one. Then add flour if necessary. I used between 4 to 4 1/2 cups of flour for my batch.

NOTE: Be sure to purchase true white chocolate chips. Not vanilla chips or premiere white baking chips. Those have no cocoa in them so they are NOT white chocolate chips.

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Apricot White Chocolate Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies include dried #apricots, #almonds & white #chocolate chips. They're terrific for #holiday baking & #Christmas cookie exchanges. #dessert

Everyone will want to party when you bring a batch of these delicious jewels!

Apricot White Chocolate Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies include dried #apricots, #almonds & white #chocolate chips. They're terrific for #holiday baking & #Christmas cookie exchanges. #dessert

White chocolate chips make these cookies special.

Apricot White Chocolate Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies include dried #apricots, #almonds & white #chocolate chips. They're terrific for #holiday baking & #Christmas cookie exchanges. #dessert

Prepare yourself for an explosion of flavor with these Apricot White Chocolate Cookies.

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Print Recipe
Apricot White Chocolate Cookies BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Apricot White Chocolate Cookies are so delicious. They make a terrific recipe for Christmas Cookie exchanges, holiday parties or anytime you want to enjoy apricots in a dessert. Every bite will have you drooling.
Apricot White Chocolate Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies include dried #apricots, #almonds & white #chocolate chips. They're terrific for #holiday baking & #Christmas cookie exchanges. #dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Apricot White Chocolate Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies include dried #apricots, #almonds & white #chocolate chips. They're terrific for #holiday baking & #Christmas cookie exchanges. #dessert
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Chop apricots.
  3. Place in a bowl of hot water for about 10 minutes to plump and reconstitute apricots.
  4. Drain thoroughly; set aside.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, mix the butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla, salt, baking powder and baking soda with an electric mixer until smooth.
  6. Stir in flour, drained apricots, white chocolate chips and almonds with a wooden spoon to combine.
  7. Shape dough with hands into golf ball-sized dough balls and place a couple inches apart on greased cookie sheets.
  8. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until edges are light brown.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: There are times when I’m making a double batch of this recipe where I have to add an additional quarter to half cup of flour in order to be able to roll the dough into balls. If the dough gets too sticky. Add a little flour to the batter.

NOTE: I was baking 4 racks at a time with 24 cookies per cookie sheet. My cookies took longer to bake – about 20-24 minutes. I rotated the racks every eight minutes.

NOTE: I know this seems like a lot of flour, but the wet apricots make a little more flour necessary or the cookies will run flat. It was really hard to determine an exact amount. You may want to try the recipe with least amount of flour possible and bake one. Then add flour if necessary. I used between 4 to 4 1/2 cups of flour for my batch.

NOTE: Be sure to purchase true white chocolate chips. Not vanilla chips or premiere white baking chips. Those have no cocoa in them so they are NOT white chocolate chips.

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8 Comments

  • Donna

    September 20, 2019 at 11:33 am

    These are fantastic cookies. The only issue was 41/2 c flour was a cup and a half too much.

    1. Teresa

      September 20, 2019 at 8:47 pm

      Hi Donna. I’ve made an adjustment to the recipe to reflect this. Perhaps mine had too much water content from the apricots and that’s why I needed to use more flour so they didn’t run together on the cookie sheet.

  • Shaundra

    July 6, 2019 at 11:50 am

    I have fresh apricots can I use them?

    1. Teresa

      July 6, 2019 at 12:33 pm

      Hi, Shaundra. I think you can. I would dice the apricots up small and try to pat them really dry with paper towels before adding to the recipe so they don’t add additional liquid and change the ingredient structure too much. Hope they turn out well for you.

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  • Shon

    January 13, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Thank you for the information about white chocolate. I didn’t know there’s cocoa in some of them. I’ll have to look at the ingredients from now on because I’m allergic to chocolate. I will be making these soon.

    1. Teresa

      January 13, 2018 at 10:41 pm

      Hey, Shon. In your case you should substitute the vanilla chips! Enjoy. 🙂

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