So this is another cookie made from a box. With Vanilla Olive Oil of course. But still from a box. I still have a bunch of apricot paste leftover from this. Look for some more recipes with it coming up. I'm thinking chicken! But then, I always think chicken.
Apricot Sugar Drop Cookies
1 bag of sugar cookie mix
the eggs it calls for
instead of butter or vegetable oil, use Vanilla Olive Oil in the same amount
1/2 cup apricot paste
The apricot paste makes these too sticky to roll out into shapes. But a drop cookie is nothing to be sneezed at.
Bake for the recommended time. Checking at the minimum time to make sure the apricots aren't burning.
1 1/3 cup (8 ounces) dried apricots, finely diced
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup white sugar
Put the apricots and water in a small heavy bottomed sauce pan. Heat up to just under a boil and simmer until the water is mostly absorbed and the apricots are just about falling apart. Stir every few minutes so that it doesn't scorch. Should take about 20 minutes.
Add sugar and reduce the heat just a little bit. Stir constantly until it forms a thick paste. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
Can be kept for a few weeks in the fridge or a week or so out of it.