Apricot Jam and Walnut Cookies

Apricot Jam and Walnut Cookies

Did you ever make cookies using jam in the recipe? If you didn't you should definitely try, they turn out to be amazingly delicious. My idea was to reduce the amount of sugar and replace it with jam and also bring a plus of flavor. I was afraid that they won't bake right but the result as a matter of look and taste is a delicious success. From now on I will make all my cookies this way.

If you want a quick recipe of delicious cookies,  these might be the answer. I love the add of almond extract, such a good combination along walnuts and apricot jam. You can also add some chocolate chips, raisins or cranberries, whatever you feel like. Hope you will give these a try, they definitely worth it. 
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  • Makes about 2 dozen cookies
  • 1 stick (110g) butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup apricot jam
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • walnuts for top


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until well mixed. Beat in the egg.
  3. Add apricot jam, almond extract and vanilla extract and stir well to incorporate. Stir dry ingredients together,  flour and baking powder and add into butter mixture.
  4. Fold in the chopped walnuts.
  5. Using a tablespoon or your ice cream scoop take small balls and place on prepared baking sheets with distance between them. Top with chopped walnuts and bake 15-17 minutes in the preheated oven or until golden brown. Remove from sheet to a cooling rack. Cool completely. 


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Nutrition facts 1 Cookie - Calories:118, Fat:7.0g, Saturated Fat:2.6 g, Carbohydrates:12.3 g, Sugar:4.8 g, Fiber:0.6 g, Protein:2.4 g, Cholesterol:17 mg, Calories from Fat 63, Sodium 31mg, Vitamin A 3%, Vitamin C 1%,Calcium 3%, Iron 3%, Nutrition Grade D+, Daily percent values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
On January 26, 2013 at 10:30 am, RestauranteDeLux said...
Very nice!
On January 28, 2013 at 02:13 am, Rosa said...
Wonderful cookies! They must taste really good. A great idea. Cheers, Rosa
On January 29, 2013 at 09:21 am, Gourmantine said...
Great idea for adding jam to cut down sugar, I've been recently adding honey to many recipes instead of sugar and it also works great!
On January 31, 2013 at 02:31 pm, Nami | Just One Cookbook said...
Love looking at your step by step to see how the cookies are made (I rarely bake, that's why... :)). These cookies look so good!
On February 17, 2013 at 07:59 am, safa said...
such nice cookies, I love looking at other people recipes for inspiration. http://takingovercooking.weebly.com/ please check it out
On August 16, 2016 at 07:14 am, Trevor Goddard said...
what type of sugar is used

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