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Recipe - Annabel's Apricot Cookies Sunday, 3 March 2019


Annabel’s Apricot Cookies
Karmel, A. (2003) Lunchboxes, London: Ebury Press

These cookies are a rather unusual, but totally irresistible combination of dried apricots, cream cheese and white chocolate.

Our children love these cookies and it is a delicious way for them to eat dried apricots.  Dried apricots are particularly useful for constipation. 

Makes 18 cookies

Suitable for freezing

100 g (4 oz) unsalted butter
100 g (4 oz) cream cheese
100 g (4 oz) caster sugar
75 g (3 oz) plain flour
50 g (2 oz) chopped dried apricots (or dried cranberries)
65 g (2½ oz) white chocolate chips or chopped white chocolate (I have used dark and milk chocolate too and they are just as delicious)

Pre-heat the oven to 180˚C/350˚F/Gas 4

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese. Add the sugar and beat until fluffy. Gradually add the flour, then fold in the apricots and chocolate. The dough will be quite soft - don't worry!

Drop the mixture by heaped teaspoons onto non-stick or lined baking sheets and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Allow to cool and harden for a few minutes before removing them from the baking-sheet and transfer to a wire rack.

These are great eaten warm and also cooled down for lunchboxes. (if they last till the next day, which invariably in our house they do not.) 

Karmel, A. (2003) Lunchboxes, London: Ebury Press