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Crispy Chewy Apricot Raisin Cookies close up photo of one cookie

Crispy Chewy Apricot Raisin Cookies

Crispy Chewy Apricot Raisin Cookies - inspired by a favourite cake and a great recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies, these outstanding cookies pack plenty of flavour into each bite.
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine North American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 12 to 18 cookies
Author Barry C. Parsons


  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 35) degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a medium sized bowl sift together flour, salt, and baking soda.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and combine thoroughly.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the sweetened butter mixture. Mix only enough to incorporate flour. Do not over mix. Fold in the dried apricots and raisins.
  5. Form cookies by dropping a heaping teaspoon of dough on the prepared cookie sheet two inches apart.
  6. Bake until light brown around the edges, about 12-15 minutes, depending on cookie size.
  7. Over baking is the biggest problem with most chewy cookies. Your oven temperature and the type of cookie sheet you use will vary the baking times considerably. When they are golden brown around the edges is the time to remove them from the oven.
  8. Cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet before removing to a wire rack to cool thoroughly.