i'm not one to ever watch the better homes and gardens daytime tv show, but i happened to catch a segment about christmas cookies last week. maybe it was because i was in the middle of a 3-mile treadmill run at the y, but these sonsaguns looked good. so i picked up the ingredients & made them today. i'm also not one to use baking shortcuts, but the recipe called for a package of betty crocker sugar cookie mix, so i obliged. what can i say, the holidays make us do crazy things.
you can watch the segment here, or just follow this recipe:
Dark Chocolate Apricot Cookies
1/2 cup softened butter
1/4 tsp orange extract
1 package betty crocker sugar cookie mix
1 cup chopped dried apricots
12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
- preheat oven to 375.
- combine cookie mix, butter, orange extract and egg w/ a mixer until soft.
- fold in apricots
- scoop out (big teaspoon sized balls) onto cookie sheet and bake until golden, about 8-10 minutes.
- cool on cookie sheet for a minute or two, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
- when the cookies are cool, melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for about 1 1/2 minutes, stirring a few times. dip in chocolate and place on a sheet of wax or parchment paper