Dark Chocolate Apricot Cookies

Dark Chocolate Apricot Cookies

Prize-Winning Recipe 2010! Go to the dark side of chocolate for a special fruity cookie.

Prep Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Total Time

3:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

36

cookies

Reynolds™ Parchment Paper
1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4
teaspoon orange extract
1
egg
1
cup chopped dried apricots
1
package (12 oz) dark chocolate chips
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheet with Reynolds Parchment Paper; set aside. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, orange extract and egg until soft dough forms. Stir in apricots until blended.
  2. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart on lined cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 3 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  4. In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until chips are melted. Dip each cookie halfway into melted chocolate, letting excess drip off. Place on waxed paper and let stand until chocolate is set, at least 2 hours. To quickly set chocolate, refrigerate cookies 15 minutes. Store between sheets of Reynolds Parchment Paper in tightly covered container at room temperature.
Makes 36 cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Place food directly on Reynolds® Parchment Paper and bake as directed. Treats will bake evenly and release from paper with ease. Plus, because you're baking right on the paper, clean-up is a breeze.
Variation
Use premium white chocolate for the dark chocolate and drizzle it over the cookies instead of dipping.
Success
For even baking, make sure cookies are of the same shape and size.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 140
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 60mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 19g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 12g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.