Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Apricot nectar cookies / cookies au nectar d'abricot

Starting  a food blog the week before you have the flu and absolutely no appetite is NOT a good idea...

Needless to say, I haven't been cooking much and haven't been doing much eating either.

But my appetite seems to have come back with the sun (no thanks to the cold). I woke up and decided I wanted to dive into my favorite childhood cookbook that I stole from my mother's kitchen a few years back : Mrs. Fields Cookie Book

One problem: I didn't have 3 important ingredients. No apricot nectar, apricot preserves or dried apricots. So they turned into green plum-mango cookies, which still weren't so bad.

Below is the original recipe which I adapted (of course). I used half brown and half white sugar and cut the butter down to 200 grams (just under a cup). They were delicious, although I missed the bits of apricots. You can see evidence of earlier attempts that didn't  work so well...

Apricot nectar cookies
2 1/4 cups (280 g) flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup  (100 g) white sugar
1/2 cup (100 g)  brown sugar
200 g butter (preferably salted) (about 9/10 of a cup)
1 egg
1/2 cup (120 g) apricot preserves
1/4 cup (60 ml) apricot nectar
1/4 cup  (60 g) dried apricots, chopped
a pinch of salt if not using salted butter

1) In a large bowl, mix butter and sugars together. Add egg, preserves and nectar and mix well.
2) In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Slowly add flour mixture and apricots into the butter mixture.
3)Using teaspoons, put dough balls on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
4) Bake at 300°F (150° C) for 22 minutes. yum !


Cookies nectar d'abricot
280 g farine
1 cuillère à café de bicarbonate de soude
100 g sucre blanc
100 g vergeoise 
200 g beurre (de préférence salé)
1 oeuf
120 g confiture d'abricot
60 ml nectar d'abricot
60 g abricots séchés, hachés
une pincée de sel si vous n'utilisez pas de beurre salé

1) Dans un grand bol, mélanger le beurre ramolli et le sucre . Ajouter l'oeuf, les conserves/confiture et le nectar. Bien mélanger.
2) Dans un autre bol, mélanger les ingrédients secs. Ajouter le mélange de farine et les abricots dans le mélange de beurre.
3) A l'aide d'une cuillère à café, poser des boules de pâte sur une plaque à cuisson recouverte de papier sulfurisé.
4) Cuire au four à 150° C pendant 22 minutes. yum!

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