Apricot Raisin Cookies

Apricot Raisin Cookies

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  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total: 35 min
  • Serving: Makes 3 dozen cookies

These fruit-filled cookies make a great afternoon snack. They also work well served at tea time.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon warm water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  2. Cream shortening and sugar.
  3. Dissolve baking soda in warm water; mix into sugar mixture.
  4. Beat in egg; mix well.
  5. Blend flour combination into sugar mixture.
  6. Fold in apricots, raisins and pecans.
  7. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  8. Drop cookie dough by teaspoon onto prepared cookie sheets.
  9. Bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes.

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