This is my first time using jam in a cookie recipe. I was pleasantly surprised at the taste of the jam, as these cookies were not overly sweet. I added chopped dried apricots to the mixture and it just added more flavour. They were a hit with my family, so this will be a recipe I will bake regularly.
110 grams butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup apricot jam
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1/3 cup dried apricots, chopped
walnuts for top
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until well mixed. Beat in the egg.
Add apricot jam, almond extract and vanilla extract and stir well to incorporate. Stir dry ingredients together, flour and baking powder and add into butter mixture.
- Fold in the chopped walnuts.
Using a tablespoon or your ice cream scoop take small balls and place on prepared baking sheets with distance between them. Top with chopped walnuts and bake 15-17 minutes in the preheated oven or until golden brown. Remove from sheet to a cooling rack. Cool completely.