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
150g Spelt Flour
pinch of salt
Zest of 1/4 of an orange
pinch of allspice
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!