Wal-cran-cot (aka walnut cranberry apricot) Cookies

Thanks to the unexpected snowfall, I stayed inside all day (yes 3 inches is enough to make me house-bound!).   Anyhow, snow days always put me in the mood to bake.  As I mentioned in a previous post, I love the Holiday Biscotti, so I figured I’d try a cookie version of it.  Plus, I recently bought Pumpkin Pie spice and I wanted to use it in something. =)


1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, room temperature
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup unbleached flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup craisin
1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped into craisin sized pieces
1 1/2 cups rolled oats


1.  Cream the butter and sugars together.

2.  Mix in the egg and vanilla.

3.  In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking soda, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg.  Mix this into the butter-sugar well.

4.  Mix the walnuts, chocolate chips, craisins, apricots, and oatmeal in the bowl that had the flour.  Mix these into the flour-butter-sugar well.

5.  Make round balls ~1 tbsp in size and place them on an ungreased baking tray ~2 inches apart from each other.  Flatten slightly.

6.  Bake for 10-12 min at 350 F.


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