Pecan and Apricot Cookies

Well, it’s really been a while since my last post but here I am with another recipe! This one has been plaguing my mind for a while now as autumn always gives me the munchies for pecans and the weather lately has been awful here in Dublin, therefore I need my comfort food! Warm cookies with some hot tea in front of a hot fire would be perfect, but I’ll settle for just cookies in alternating temperatures.

These are a soft cookie, almost cake-like in texture, with little nuggets of sweet apricot and nibbles of pecan. Just a touch of spice compliments the cookies overall caramel tones. This is a very crumbly, slightly sticky cookie and a perfect for a small snack when you need a bit of warmth in this wet and cold season.

Ingredients makes 24+

75g brown sugar

75g castor sugar

100g butter

150g Spelt Flour

pinch of salt

Zest of 1/4 of an orange

pinch of allspice

1 egg

handful of roughly chopped apricot

handful of roughly chopped pecans

1. Preheat your oven to 180C, grease and line a large baking tray.

2. Beat your butters and sugars together, followed by the egg, beating till light and creamy. Next add you flour, spice and salt, mixing to form a wet dough. It should just  hold onto the spoon.

3. Throw in your pecans and apricots, stir. Now heap teaspoonfuls onto your tray, be sure to spread them quit a bit as they do expand a lot. You can decorate each cookie with a whole pecan if you’d like by pushing it slightly into the top of each cookie.

4. Bake for 10-12 mins, leave to cool on a wire rack. Eat and enjoy!

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