Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Cookie Recipe #235 - Scrumptious Chocolate Fruit and Nut Cookies
These truly are scrumptious; extremely chocolatey with the crunch of macadamia nuts and the chewiness of small bits of apricots.
Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) butter, softened, 2 cups granulated sugar, 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 2 cups all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup cocoa, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 cups (12 ounce package) chocolate chips, 1 cup chopped dried apricots, 1 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts.
Instructions: Prheat oven to 350 degrees. In large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. In separate bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; blend into butter mixture. Stir in chocolate chips, apricota and nuts.
Drop by tablespoonful onto ungreased baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake 12-14 minutes or until set. Cool for a minute or two on baking sheet before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
"Hershey's Homemade", Hershey Foods Corporation, 1991.