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Apricot Pecan Cookies

These Apricot Pecan Cookies have a light, delicate flavor and a pleasing texture!

I am excited to share this recipe with you as part of The Longest Day fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association. Please consider making a donation to help support research to find a cure!

A plate of cookies
Apricot Pecan Cookies

Recipe donated by: Denise Gerlach

In memory of: Virginia Falcsik

Apricot Pecan Cookies


  • 1 1/2 cup butter, unsalted, softened
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • zest of one orange
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Combine in a stand mixer: butter, 1 1/2 cups of the sugar, and orange zest. Beat for about a minute, or until creamy and the sugar is well-incorporated.

In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cornmeal, and salt. Set aside.

In a small bowl, beat egg yolks. Add vanilla extract, then pour into butter mixture. Mix on medium until well combined. Add flour and mix again. Remove bowl from stand; pour in chopped apricots and pecans, stirring well.

Roll dough in your hands, about two tablespoons at a time, making small balls. Roll cookie balls in remaining 1/4 cup of sugar. Flatten each ball with your hand to create a cookie about 3 inches in diameter, and place each cookie on prepared cookie sheet, about an inch apart.

Bake 12-15 minutes or until just brown on the edges.

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