Dark Chocolate Apricot Cookies

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

  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

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.

Expert Tips

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.

Use premium white chocolate for the dark chocolate and drizzle it over the cookies instead of dipping.

For even baking, make sure cookies are of the same shape and size.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
60mg
60%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
6%;
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.