Every week I make something that can be eaten “out of hand” (i.e. cookies, brownies, etc), but this week was a bit of an uninspired week, and somehow I wasn’t ready to bake something this afternoon, so just ended up making something with ingredients that I had in the house. Ended up being these Apricot White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies, with Toasted Pine Nuts. Still good for a snack on on a cold January.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
1 cup diced apricots, diced
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
1 cup pine nuts, toasted
Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare your cookie sheets with silpat or parchment paper.
Combine, flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl and set aside. In the work bowl of your stand mixer, cream together butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats, diced apricots, white chocolate chips and toasted pine nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto cookie sheets.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for a couple of minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.