Amaretto Apricot Chews
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INGREDIENTS
  • Servings: 54
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon amaretto
  • 2 ½ cups regular or quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1 cup finely diced dried apricots
  • ½ cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons amaretto
DIRECTIONS
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. 2. Stir together flour and baking soda. In a large mixer bowl beat butter or margarine until softened. Add brown sugar and sugar; beat till fluffy. Add egg and 1 tablespoon amaretto; beat well.
  3. 3. Add flour mixture; beat till well mixed. Stir in oats, apricots, and pecans.
  4. 4. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until done. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute, then remove and cool thoroughly on rack.
  5. 5. Stir together powdered sugar and enough of the 2-3 tablespoons amaretto to make an icing of drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cookies.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
This is a cookie recipe that my Mom has been making every Christmas since I can remember. It's a tradition in our family to make these around the holidays and share them with family and friends who have all fallen in love with them.