Beatrice Savitz's Apricot Cookies Recipe -
Beatrice Savitz's Apricot Cookies Recipe
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Beatrice Savitz's Apricot Cookies

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"My grandmother, a wonderful baker and cook, made these."

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Original recipe makes 16 bars Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Place apricots, lemon juice, white sugar in a small saucepan. Add enough water to just cover the apricots. Bring to a boil, and cook until fruit is soft. Chop coarsely.
  3. Sift flour, oatmeal and brown sugar together. Melt butter or margarine over low heat and stir into flour mixture. Put 2/3 of this mixture into 8 x 8 inch greased pan. Spread apricot mixture over crust. Sprinkle remaining oatmeal mixture over apricots.
  4. Bake for about 35 minutes.
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Dec 04, 2002

I had a difficult time with these "cookies." When I cooked them, there was still too much moisture in them. I cooked them longer and it only helped a little bit. They never really solidified. Also, I would recommend that you use a food processor for the apricots or cut them into very small pieces, since larger pieces also make it a bit soggy.

Apr 02, 2003

I *wanted* this recipe to work so badly -- it looked like it would taste great, plus the name is too good to resist. I had great results with the apricot filling by pureeing the boiled apricot mixture and patting it on the bottom 2/3 of the oatmeal mixture with wet fingers. However, the oatmeal layers did not "cobble up" or "cookie-fy" (for want of a technical term) as I expected an oatmeal bar/cookie would. After baking, the entire oatmeal mixture was dry and crumbly and the bars fell apart like sawdust as soon as lifted out of the pan. I think if I made this recipe again, I would melt the butter with the brown sugar and boil it for a little while to carmelize it, then mix it with the flour and oatmeal. This would probably lend a more cohesive texture to the two oatmeal layers and make them somewhat chewy, but the cookie may or may not turn out as dear Beatrice intended.


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  • Calories
  • 209 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6.2 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 47 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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