Soft Apricot White Chocolate Cookies - easy and delicious dessert for the whole family! Find the recipe at daniscookings.com
Soft Apricot White Chocolate Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Resting time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Servings: 20 cookies
Ingredients
  • 8 dry apricots cut into small pieces (or 4-5 fresh)
  • 100 g white chocolate cut into small pieces (or chocolate chips)
  • 50 g white sugar
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 220 g all purpose flour +10 g for every fresh apricot if using fresh fruit
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbs vanilla extract
  • 110 g butter
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Instructions
  1. In a bowl combine flour, salt and baking powder. Stir and set aside.
  2. Place the butter in a small bowl over a pan of simmering water. Whisk until almost melted. Remove from heat and whisk until melted completely.
  3. Transfer the butter to a large bowl. Add the two kind of sugar and whisk shortly with a hand whisk. Add egg and vanilla and whisk until combined. Add the chopped fruits and the chocolate pieces and whisk gently, until combined. Gradually fold the flour mixture into the batter, mixing gently with a wooden spoon until just absorbed. A soft buttery dough should form (if using fresh fruits you might need to add 1-2 more tbs flour, if the dough still looks runny).
  4. Leave the dough in the bowl and cover it with cling film. Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C (350 degrees F). Place the oven shelf on the top position in the oven.
  6. Line 2 large baking tins with parchment paper.
  7. With your hands make balls out of the dough and arrange them on the prepared tins. Leave some distance between the cookies as they will grow a bit during baking.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies start to get brown on the edges. If they still look uncooked on the top, switch to top heat only for few minutes.
  9. Let them cool on the tin for 5-10 minutes (they will be too soft and fragile when hot).
  10. Transfer with a spatula to a wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe Notes

For my batch of cookies I used 2 fresh and 5 dried apricots with 240 g flour.