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Chocolate Chip Apricot Cookies

No recipe image available.A more wholesome chocolate chip cookie enriched with whole wheat, oats and chopped dried apricots.

Recipe Ingredients:

3/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup dried apricots, chopped
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease a baking sheet; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, water, and vanilla; beat well.
  3. In another bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt; stir into creamed mixture. Stir in oats, apricots and chocolate chips.
  4. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheet; flatten slightly.
  5. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Makes 3 dozen cookies.