Apricot Raisin Five Spice Oatmeal Cookies. This is a very flavourful and fragrant twist on a traditional oatmeal raising cookie.
Spouse makes a wicked soft, chewy oatmeal cookie that has been previously featured on this blog.
This week she was experimenting with that recipe and came up with a real winner with the addition of some Chinese Five Spice Powder and dried apricots. I arrived home to the scent of these coming straight out of the oven but only sustained a minor finger burn from snatching one off the hot cookie sheet… It was still worth it though! 😉
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- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar firmly packed
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup + 2 Tbsp flour
- 1 1/2 tsp Chinese five spice powder
- ½ tsp freshly ground nutmeg
- Pinch salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 ½ cups large rolled oats
- 2/3 cup raisins
- 2/3 cup chopped dried apricots
- ½ cup chopped pecans cashews, macadamias, slivered almonds or walnuts (optional)
Cream the butter and sugars together well. Add egg and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.
Sift together the flour, five spice powder, nutmeg, salt and baking soda
Fold the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture. When the dry ingredients are almost incorporated, add the rolled oats, raisons, apricots and nuts.
Chill the dough for about an hour before baking for best results.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a parchment lined cookie sheet about 2 ½ inches apart.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes. Do not over bake or your cookies will lose their chewy texture. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
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